Despite a growing consensus that Samsung will play it safe with the Galaxy S5 by releasing a device similar in design to the Galaxy S4 but with better specs, a new report from iNews24 claims Samsung is actually experimenting with some fresh ideas. Samsung’s Vice President and Head of Design Strategy Dong-hoon Chang reportedly spilled the beans at a New Year’s party in Seoul on what we can expect.
“New materials” including metal and flexible plastic are apparently being considered for the Galaxy S5, which Chang says will get an official announcement around the same time as Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona. iNews24’s report is somewhat hard to decipher, however, and it’s possible Chang is actually discussing another device entirely, such as the rumored high-end Galaxy F.
Based on previous reports, the Galaxy S5 is expected to sport a 2k display, a new 64-bit processor, a 16-megapixel camera and 4GB of RAM. The device may also feature the same faux-leather design introduced with the Galaxy Note 3 and will likely run Android 4.4 KitKat, though we won’t know anything for sure until Samsung makes an official announcement.