As if it wasn’t clear enough based on the (not so subtle) use of the number 5 in Samsung’s Unpacked press invites, the Galaxy makers have just quashed any remaining doubt as to Galaxy S5’s ETA. Of course, they didn’t come out and say it, but uploaded a 35-second “trailer” on YouTube plastered with the same digit.
Everything comes in five. Peace, curiosity, freedom, family, victory, party, surprise, brothers and a bunch of other seemingly random words. But let’s try and read between the lines. It’s obvious many vague phrases were aimlessly thrown in there, yet a few are possible hints.
Wet, outdoor? “The Next Galaxy” was already rumored to tout anti-water and dust shields by default (as in not in an “Active” sub-variety), so it fits. Focus, selfie, speed? Sounds like better cameras, including a rear one with optical image stabilization, and zippier processors are in the cards. Fit? Expect S5’s waist to make the S4 look chubby.
Meanwhile, the rumble on Samsung presumably “copying” Apple and outing two different GS5s to take on the iPhone 5s and 5c refuses to settle down. This time, notorious Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin claims to have taken a gander at the S5s and S5c (not their actual names), declaring himself utterly unimpressed with the “budget” version.
It’s still unclear how the two will be called (probably along the lines of Galaxy S5 Standard and Prime), whereas timing gossip suggests the high-ender is due for a commercial rollout weeks after the mid-ranger.
The last S5-centric report today comes from Vodafone, via GSM Arena, calling for the imminent announcement of a gold Galaxy S5. Presumably, at the same time with models coated in black and white, so in roughly 72 hours. Guess Apple’s Raffi Jaharian is not the only gold power believer after all.