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Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 Announcement Coming Feb. 24, Report Says

by Todd Haselton | February 5, 2014February 5, 2014 8:45 am PST

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We were already quite certain that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S5 during its Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona on Feb. 24, and now a new report all but confirms it. The New York Times said Wednesday that sources have revealed Samsung’s plans to unveil the Galaxy S5 and its new Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch during its press conference, which falls just before the Mobile World Congress trade show.

Samsung had already dropped a few hints that the Galaxy S5 was coming. The event is called “Unpacked 5,” for example, and it’s also hosting a live stream in New York City at the same time, suggesting that there’s big news in store. As The New York Times points out, this even does seem a bit calmer than when the Galaxy S4 was unveiled. That announcement came in the form of a big to-do at Radio City Music Hall.

The news outlet says that Samsung will tone down the feature set on the Galaxy S5, too, instead of adding too many “gimmicky” enhancements. “While there will be design enhancements and other improvements in the Galaxy S5, the company is counting on other things, like an expected new version of its [Knox] security software, to enhance the appeal of its devices to relatively untapped audiences,” The New York Times explained, noting that the phone will not feature a Quad HD display or an eye scanner, as some rumors have suggested. The news outlet did not provide any details on the Galaxy Gear 2.

TechnoBuffalo will be covering Samsung’s announcements live from Barcelona, so be sure to check back on Feb. 24 for all of the news as it hits.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...