Samsung announced on Monday that it’s Unpacked 2014 Episode 1 event; also dubbed ‘Unpacked 5,’ will take place at the World Mobile Congress on Feb. 24. Despite the plethora of hints in favor of the Galaxy S5, which were apparent from Samsung’s invite -- the Korean manufacturer has not divulged much of what we can expect at the unveiling. However an industry insider has revealed to the New York Times a bit of what is planned for Samsung’s upcoming flagship event.
Last year, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a theatrical hang. Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 1 took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The event was a lot more about the over exaggerated Broadway performance and a lot less about the Samsung Galaxy S4. Once Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 unveiled the Galaxy Note 3, it appeared that Samsung had quickly scrapped its stint in show business. Sources now tell the New York Times that Unpacked 5 event were the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled will also shy away from theatrical gimmicks and be “more business than Broadway.”
Notably, a Samsung executive stated in January that the manufacturer plans to go “back to the basics” with the Galaxy S5. While the last two Samsung Galaxy S unveilings -- for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 -- took place at their own dedicated events, the Unpacked 5 event is taking place during the World Mobile Congress. The return to Barcelona may pay homage to the Samsung Galaxy S2, which was unveiled at WMC in 2011. The Galaxy S2 was the first device of the Galaxy S series to really gain traction in the flagship market.
According to the report, some rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5, such as the device being unveiled alongside a next-generation Galaxy Gear companion device may be accurate. However, other rumors, such as Galaxy S5 featuring a Quad HD (WQHD) display, may not be true. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is also expected to feature such specs as an updated camera and processor. Several details about the Galaxy S5 remain uncertain at this point.
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