Galaxy S5 Rumor: AT&T Testing Galaxy, Release set for Feb MWC
GalaxyS5 , Images , smart phones , Tips Corner / December 22, 2013

Getting Ready for MWC Release in February? Today, we’ve got a couple of exciting rumors for you – one concerns a potential Galaxy S5 release date and the other pre-market testing. Today’s Galaxy S5 lab-testing rumor comes to us courtesy of @Evleaks, which usually operates via Twitter. You’ve heard of @Evleaks, right? Of course, you have – everyone has heard of this “walking rumor mill. AT&T Rumored to be Testing Galaxy S5 Well, according to the latest @evleaks tweet concerning the Galaxy S5, AT&T has apparently gotten its hands on the device already for pre-market testing in their labs. The tweet reads: “AT&T is testing a version of that high-res Samsung handset (SM-G900A), giving some support to the theory that it’s an int’l flagship (GS5?)” Note that the tweet specifically mentions the variant “SM-G900A” and not the “F,” and it claims the “A” variant is a “high-res,” device – backing up our double device theory, in which we speculate on a premium Galaxy S5 and a budget Galaxy S5.   The testing that @Evleaks is referring to is the pre-market testing required by the FCC to ensure the live device does not interfere with other devices or networks, while making sure…

New Galaxy S5 Flex and Straight Body Concept Specs and Image
GalaxyS5 , Images , News / December 14, 2013

New Galaxy S5 Concept Viable While we were researching the information for our last post about the PLS LCD display and the possibility that Samsung is releasing a budget and premium version of its much anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone, we ran across a interesting post featuring the Galaxy S5. However, it did not contain a simple rehash of device or release date rumors, but instead featured an image of a new Galaxy S5 concept design in addition to a number of features and specifications to go along with it.  Galaxy S5 No Stranger to Concept Designs We showed you a variety of concept designs for the Galaxy S5 as fans and other tech experts would like to see it. Here’s a previous concept we told you about from MobileLeaks:  This time, the folks over at created and released a mockup image of the Galaxy S5 features they would like to see when Samsung finally releases the device. The conceptual image below comes complete with a variety of angles, and incorporates the previous rumor of a curved body or a wraparound display – apparently this is one feature a lot of people would like to see. Check out the mockup…

Rumor Has it Galaxy J is Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , Images , News , smart phones / December 9, 2013

Is the Galaxy S5 Release Date Rumor True? A video popped up from Samsung stating that the Galaxy J would be released on Monday, December 9, which caused a panic for those awaiting the Galaxy S5. Why was it such an issue? Because the latest rumor around the mill says that the Galaxy J is in fact none other than the Galaxy S5, but is it? The simple answer is no, it is not. According to a strange and contradictory post by the International Business Times, the long awaited release of the Galaxy S5 is here, and it is releasing in Taiwan as the Galaxy J. The IBT’s exact statement is: “Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is scheduled today after Samsung has teased fans with a video of a handset with metallic body.” While we appreciate the enthusiasm, and we know that it is exciting to think that the Galaxy S5 is in fact being released today, we think you shouldn’t get your hopes up. There are too many contradictions between the Samsung J the Galaxy S5, and what we know about both for the former to be the same as the latter. Maybe J is a scaled down version,…

Galaxy S5 to Get Tizen – Firefox Mashup?
GalaxyS5 , News , smart phones / December 1, 2013

Plus: New Release Date Rumor Confirms Suspicions Now that the holiday weekend is almost over, and Cyber Monday is almost here, we thought we’d talk about the newest mobile operating system and release date rumors running around the mill of late. The mobile OS rumor is a doozey, so prepare yourself… Tizen-Firefox mashup  Apparently, the Galaxy S5 will not sport Kit-Kat, but instead it will feature a Tizen-Firefox mish-mash says DesignTrned via the International Business Times. Wonsuk Lee, chief secretary of Samsung, attended an HTML5 conference, at which he stated that Samsung is working on a Tizen-Firefox relationship. Apparently, they thought about combining their resources because both mobile operating systems are coded using the HTML5 standards. Samsung has had a hand in helping to create Tizen alongside a number of other smartphone manufacturers in an effort not to get away from Android, but to make it better. Firefox-Tizen for Specific Phones Essentially, the report states that the Firefox mobile OS would be used on “entry-level smartphone models and Tizen would run on both low and high-end devices.” This rumor isn’t new to us, since we told you about the possibility that Samsung could go with Tizen some months ago, but…

Galaxy S5 Release Date Coming in January or March?
GalaxyS5 , News / November 28, 2013

Galaxy S5 Rumor Says Release in 2014 We’ve got an awesome new rumor for you today regarding the Galaxy S5, and it’s only been running around the mill for a few hours now. Apparently, according to the International Business Times, someone leaked a brand new release date for the Galaxy S5. According to the report, the Galaxy S5 release date rumor claims that Samsung will be manufacturing the device in early January 2014 with its release scheduled for sometime in March 2014 – and possibly as late as April. While this is certainly welcome news, the dates don’t seem to track with what was previously rumored. Previous Galaxy S5 Release Date Rumors According to previous reports, the Galaxy S5 had a potential release date for the Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress. However, we are wondering if those previous rumored reports didn’t mix up the “announcement date” with the “release date,” since they are two separate things.  Often, a company will announce that it has a prototype and is planning to release a specific device weeks, and sometimes months, before the device is actually manufactured or available for sale. We think that his is a possibility given the time…

Leaked Metal Frame Photos Could Be of Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 , Images , News , smart phones / November 23, 2013

Galaxy S5 Could Have Better Specs Than We Thought We’ve got a rumor hot off the mill this morning – and it’s something we told you about some weeks ago. Do you remember when we were talking about the possibility that Samsung would ditch its plastic body and chassis in favor of a metal one for the Galaxy S5? Well, this rumor might turn out to be true after all. Leaked Metal Chassis Photos According to a International Business Times report via, Samsung is said to be trashing the usual plastic chassis in favor of a metal chassis for an upcoming device.  See all of the metal chassis photos at  Though the author of the report mentions (via Google Translate) that the leak said he is an employee of a firm that contracts with Samsung to make the parts, the leak also claimed that Samsung asked his firm to: “Produce an aluminum frame designed to equip one of its future smartphones without specifying which model it was all about.” Apparently, the frame is scheduled to make its debut in February of 2014 – but whether it will be accompanied by a metal case wasn’t mentioned. If the…

Rumor: Will Galaxy S5 Get a Wraparound Display?
GalaxyS5 , News , smart phones / November 17, 2013

Galaxy S5 Might Get Wraparound & 2014 Release Date Today we have two rumors that are once again circling the mills. Today’s latest rumors come to us courtesy of Bloomberg via the International Business Times, and notes that in an effort to beat Apple to the punch, Samsung is going to be releasing a Galaxy S5 with an amazing wraparound display. While the device wasn’t mentioned by name, speculation has it that it could be the Galaxy S5 that gets it since Samsung already has the technology, but the comapny put off adding it to the Galaxy S4 and Note III. That article also confirmed something we’ve been saying for a while – the Galaxy S5 will be released in early 2014. Galaxy S5 Release Date Rumor Fortunately, for us, that means that these most recent Galaxy S5 rumors tend to reiterate what we have said previously. Samsung will apparently be releasing the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone sometime in early 2014, just as we said might happen. This news still points to the Galaxy S5’s release coming to either the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show or the 2014 Mobile World Congress conferences, both of which are held in January each year….

Galaxy S5 to Sport 16 MP with ISOCELL: Samsung Won the Camera War
GalaxyS5 , Images , News , smart phones / November 13, 2013

Confirmed: Galaxy S5 to Get ISOCELL   Today, instead of a Galaxy S5 rumor, we’ve got a couple of confirmations for you via Samsung. The first was  a Samsung press release that confirmed some of the Galaxy S5 rumors we’ve brought you over the last two months. More specifically, Samsung Tomorrow, the Samsung Global news site, has confirmed that the company’s own ISOCELL CMOS image sensors are for real. While we pretty much knew this already, what we had not yet confirmed was the use of these sensors on the Galaxy S5, but today that rumor has left the mill and made its way to the “confirmed” category. Galaxy S5 to Get 16-MP Camera According to the International Business Times, Samsung announced that the company was working on 16-megapixel technology for upcoming devices, though the IBT noted that that every Samsung smartphone released starting 2014 – and beyond – will sport no less than a 16-megapixel camera utilizing the ISOCELL sensors. According to the Samsung press release, the ISOCELL technology works by increasing a camera’s sensitivity to light, allowing for the camera’s sensors to take control of the way the camera absorbs electrons. Samsung says that this process essentially results…