There have been a lot of rumors about the Galaxy S5 launch, even though Samsung has already rolled out invitations for its Unpacked 5 event, which will be held on February 24, the day Mobile World Congress 2014 kicks off in Barcelona. Today the New York Times claims to have heard from its sources that Galaxy S5 is indeed going to be the device Samsung unveils at the event, and that contrary to some media reports, Samsung is sticking with the Galaxy S5 moniker for its next flagship. The report also claims that a new Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be launched alongside the Galaxy S5.
One interesting prediction made in this new report is that Galaxy S5 display won’t actually be the Quad HD 2,560×1,440 beast everyone is expecting to be, instead NYT has heard that it will retain the existing 1080p display currently found on the Galaxy S4. The public has also heard from a person with knowledge of the Samsung’s plans that Galaxy S5 launch will be a relatively low key event as opposed to the Galaxy S4 event last year. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 to much literal song and dance in March last year, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, this Broadway themed launch didn’t sit quite well with critics. This time around Samsung is said to be keeping it more professional, and by opting for a venue like MWC 2014, in line with convention.