Samsung still unsure of date and time for Galaxy S5 announcement


A report earlier this week suggested that Samsung would return to MWC to unveil its Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. It contradicted an earlier rumour that Samsung would again hold a dedicated Unpacked event, this time in mid-March in London. It now appears that the conflicting rumours may be due to the fact that Samsung is still unsure when to make the announcement.

The update comes from Mobile-review’s Eldar Murtazin who just yesterday tweeted that the launch would take place on February 23, the day before MWC 2014 officially kicks off. He claims that his leak may have flustered Samsung enough for it to reconsider the mid-March date instead.

With Samsung looking to keep the time between product announcement and launch date to a minimum, it may well be that the announcement in mid-March if the launch then follows in late April. But, the February date may make more sense if Samsung is looking to launch the Galaxy S5 in March.

A Samsung event could still happen on February 23. It was after all the rumoured date for a Tizen announcement. Samsung may still go ahead despite its decision to delay Tizen smartphones to later in the year.

Then there are the Winter Olympics. Could the fact that the closing ceremonies will take place on February 23 also play a role in Samsung’s decision? Murtazin indicates that Samsung has invited him to an Olympic related event on that day but it may not want to share the spotlight on the day of a key announcement like the one for its Galaxy S5.

Given that both dates are nothing but rumours at this point, either could work out correctly or Samsung could still hold its event on a completely separate date. For now, you may want to keep your eye on both dates.

Source : SamMobile