Samsung (KRX:005935) is all set to unveil its highly anticipated Galaxy S5, the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, during its Unpacked 2014 Episode 1 event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.
Monday’s event is scheduled to take place at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona around 20:00 CET (2 p.m. EST). Unlike Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Samsung will provide a live stream of the event on its UK website. And, the company's fans in other parts of the world can watch the event live on the company’s official Samsung Tomorrow blog and on its official YouTube channel.
Let’s have a look at the local timings of the Samsung Unpacked event for some of the major cities around the world:
Sydney – Tue 06:00
Tokyo – Tue 04:00
Hong Kong – Tue 03:00
New Delhi – Tue 00:30
Moscow – Mon 23:00
Paris – Mon 20:00
London – Mon 19:00
New York – Mon 14:00
Chicago – Mon 13:00
Los Angeles – Mon 11:00
For information on launch times in other cities around the world, click here.
In addition to the live stream, you can read about the main developments thanks to a number of live-blogging sites. Here are some of the websites that you can bookmark for live blog coverage of the Galaxy S5 unveiling:
1. TechnoBuffalo Live Blog: TechnoBuffalo will be live blogging from the event here.
2. Engadget Live Blog: Engadget will be posting live updates here.
3. CNET Live Blog: CNET will bring you live updates from the Samsung Unpacked event here.
4. PC Advisor: PC Advisor will be reporting live from the event here.
5. ArsTechnica Live Blog: ArsTechnica will be reporting the latest happenings at the event here.
Samsung Galaxy S5: What To Expect
The Galaxy S5, successor to the existing Galaxy S4, is expected to challenge Apple’s iPhone 5s with a rival fingerprint scanner. The handset is also likely to feature a bigger 5.2-inch screen with a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The device is also expected to have a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S5 will run on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat and is likely to be powered by a quad-core processor, combined with 3GB of RAM. Users are also expecting 32GB or 64GB of storage, with an SD-card slot.
Recent rumors also suggest that Samsung could launch two versions of the Galaxy S5, with the premium model being called the “Galaxy S5 Prime.”