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Bloomberg: Galaxy S5 Will Feature “Larger” and “Sharper” Display

Another day, another incredibly unspecific article about the supposed specs of the Galaxy S5. In a report released this morning, Bloomberg claims the Galaxy S5 will have a 5.2-inch screen and a “sharper display” than the current Galaxy S4. That’s according to an anonymous source of theirs, who didn’t elaborate beyond generalization.

Bloomberg also said the Galaxy S5 will feature “an improved battery and camera,” will be released around the same time as the follow-up to the Galaxy Gear, and may retail for less than previous Galaxy S devices. What does it all mean? Not a whole lot, but at least we know it’ll have  a fingerprint sensor.

I’m not sure about you all, but I can’t wait for the speculation madness to end. Luckily, Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event is only a few days away. 

Via: Bloomberg
  • Sharkh20

    Bloomberg: “Galaxy S5 will be better than the Galaxy S4”

  • E Corona

    Just gimme on screen buttons Damit!

  • paul_cus

    In other news, water is wet.

  • Brad Miller
  • burkett375

    Sounds a lot like the LG G2…5.2inch screen, better battery, OIS Camera, 32GB, etc.

  • Intellectua1

    I’m suprised Droid-Life never posted an article about Samsung getting a contract with the US Army for I think it was 4,000 phones and soon maybe getting a contract with the NSA.. I don’t like Knox one bit but Samsung seems to be taking the place of BlackBerry in the enterprise phone market..

    • Intellectua1


    • Kyle Wiggers

      Thanks for that. We’ll look into it.

    • WMP

      If Moto or HTC had the contract, there would most assuredly be several articles on it.

      Though government bids usually go to companies who are use to winning bids (there was an article on this during the obamacare failure, why an awful canadian company got the winning bid when better companies could do it better). It isn’t necessarily about the best price or best product (otherwise DEVGRU wouldn’t be running around with p226s still) but about the best at bidding. CSC wins a lot of government software contracts because they’ve won them before so they are more versed in the process.

      Anyway what I mean is, it doesn’t mean Samsung was awesome or their phone was awesome, just that lobbyism/experience in the world of government contracts wins out every time in these things.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    So, in essence, it’s going to be a G2 with physical home buttons. BLERGH me.

  • yankeesusa

    What I like about the whole thing is that it will be lower retail than normal. now that I don’t have a contract and pay up front for my phones this is a good thing.

  • wmsco1

    Bloomberg wants to up their portfolio. Right Kyle?

  • jeff manning

    Im perfectly content with slinging the average 5 incher.

  • Scott

    I guess they’ll need to make the Note even bigger now. Not a fan of the large phones. My GNex was even to big for me.

    • blahblahblah

      Get man hands….

  • Lucky Armpit

    Larger and sharper display is nothing new from Samsung. If they announced that they finally improved their radios or ditched TouchWiz for something a lot lighter, like what Motorola did, THAT would be news and get me excited about a Samsung product.

    • Average DL Sheep

      Moto HTC baaah Moto HTC baah bah

      • rals

        I don’t get it

        EDIT: I get it now. Although it’s more Moto and Nexus, and not so much HTC.

      • MistaButters

        Not quite right. Everybody is trashing HTC too.

        • No Bezels, No Lenovo

          No way, I’ve been trashing HTC and getting pushback that HTC is so much better than Samsung because a pointless black bar bezel is so much better than a home button. Kellex hates Samsung so much that he isn’t even doing the Samsung articles, Kyle is.

          Instead of being vocal to Samsung and telling them what does and doesn’t work, the flock here are just about hanging on to sinking ships like Moto and HTC and automatically dismissing what the only successful Android manufacturer does.

          • MistaButters

            In the same sense, just because Samsung is successful doesn’t mean we have to like them. Should we blindly follow and promote something we don’t really like just because it’s successful?

            I think people are just tired of iterative updates. Samsung hasn’t really done anything new in years. Why should they? Like you said, they are the only successful Android manufacturer (in North America). But to a bunch of die hard techies, 3 years of the same thing just get’s boring and stale.

            Like I said yesterday, the SGS2 was awesome. It was a great phone during a time when there were a lot of crap. And TouchWiz actually made the Android experience better. It set Samsung apart and catapulted them to dominance. And it’s why they continue to dominate. But as an Android lover, we have seen Android grow so much in the last 3 years, while the Galaxy line really hasn’t grown much. Each year is just a numbers bump. They still use the same plastics, which at the time were awesome, but it’s time to grow up. And they still use the same cartoonish TouchWiz, which again was awesome in 2011, but it’s time to grow up.

          • Seriously, for like $400

            No one said blindly follow them? Just report and analyze fairly.

            If every other tech site can do it, why can’t DroidRumors? Err I mean Droid-Life.

          • mark

            3 years of the same thing? Maybe body style but inside specs have much improved. Tell me…how often does a car manufacturer update their body style?

          • MistaButters

            I said we got spec bumps.

            Phones aren’t cars though. You buy a new car every 5 – 10 years. Car manufacturers update body styles every 4-8 years. People buy new phones every 2 years, so maybe manufacturers should update styling every 2 years?

          • Mind Blown


            There is no way you people are serious now, this is just one big joke to pretend HTC is something special. It has to be.

          • MistaButters

            I wasn’t defending HTC either. Actually the first comment I made was that people were trashing HTC as well.

          • mark

            That is an unrealistic expectation. What can be redesigned on the Galaxy Series besides adding “on screen keys”. Eventually you have a 5 – 5.2″ inch display and thats it. How much can you change that? I think people still get lost in the years of 2007-2009 where the smartphone was evolving at a fast pace…

          • MistaButters

            What can be redesigned?

            -Build Materials

            Honestly, it would be such a breath of fresh air if Samsung updated TouchWiz.

          • blahblahblah

            Maybe for you and some others. Some of us actually like TouchWiz.

          • Bahahahaha— oh wait, you’re serious…

          • HTC M8 Looks like M7 aswell

            maybe 4-5 years, but even most redesigns on models aren’t drastic enough to make you not think “Oh that is a corvette, mustang, wrx sti, etc”.

          • You’re comparing phones to cars? Dude, car manufacturers DO change the look of their cars year-by-year. They don’t just make the same looking thing every time. Otherwise it would go out of style. Even subtle differences like different accents are what make a 2014 car look newer than a 2013 car. Hence why Samsung is going/has gone out of style.

          • Jkdem85

            M8 looks just as iterative as any Samsung device does

      • Mario Lovato

        NO NO it is Lenovo X buddy get use to it.

    • BK

      I really do not understand all the people getting bent lately about criticism of Samsung and HTC.

      Nobody is suggesting OEM’s should not include quality additions to stock Android. But there is a right way and a wrong way to do this. For the most part, only Motorola has gotten it right. Nobody will convince me that Samsung sells a ton of phones because of S Voice.

      If that opinion makes me a “DL Sheep,” then I am glad to be one.

      • BK

        In other words, I agree with Lucky Armpit

      • michael arazan

        Moto almost got it right, the camera software sucks. Would love a Sammy, LG, HTC to be GPE/ Vanilla but keep the camera software. If I need extras on my phone, I’ll download an app

    • Intellectua1

      Motorola is a sold company and the X will soon be a dead phone.. Wish people will stop bringing it up

      • James Monday

        Yeah, everybody, let’s stop talking about a genuinely innovative device that offered a real mass market alternative on how to do Android right.

        • but thanks though

          Only DL thought it was innovative. Everyone else said it was too expensive for its middle of the pack specs and low end build quality. Grats a manufacturer was told by Google to make one close to vanilla. But guess what? A little well known (not here, but the rest of the world) secret? The Moto X did not sell well and even with big deals, still isn’t selling well.

          • MistaButters

            That’s funny. Gizmodo actually said it was the best phone of 2013

          • lolGawker

            I don’t think referencing anything Gizmodo or anything in the Gawker umbrella helps your case.

          • James Monday

            “Only DL”…apparently you don’t get out much.

            I don’t know why it didn’t sell well, but it wasn’t for a lack of praise from reviewers.

          • TylerCameron

            The Moto X failed because it was far too expensive at launch. Only now is it below the $400 threshold for a mid-range phone, but the Moto X is old now. No one would care about it unless it hit $250.

          • Diablo81588

            It runs better then any other Samsung device. It’s not mid range by any stretch. Samsung sells well because they are a huge company with a huge marketing budget.

          • blahblahblah

            Lol you’re an idiot.

          • Diablo81588

            Good one.

          • Diablo81588

            Dude your retarded. Low end build quality? You’re out of your mind..

    • Exactly what I would’ve said. I didn’t think this was news to anyone.

    • Richard Yarrell

      THANK GOD SAMSUNG STICKS TO WHAT THEY PRODUCE. They wouldn’t want to copy the putrid sales of Motorola the company that Google was loosing 400 million dollars every quarter for over 1yr. SAMSUNG is the GLOBAL LEADER OF MARKET SHARE as well as the ANDROID LEADER in market share since May 2011. They have sold more Note 2’s and Note 3’s than Motorola sold Razr Maxx, Maxx Hd’s, Moto X, Moto g and anyother Moto device you can think of. At the end of the day SAMSUNG IS ANDROID always will be not some silly bargin basement group discount Moto g or X or any silly Nexus 5 with the 4hr battery life and crappy camera.

      • squiddy20

        I love how you claim Samsung “sticks to what they produce”, and yet, if that were even remotely true, the Galaxy Gear would never have come to fruition. Nor the Galaxy Note. Before either of those products, Samsung wasn’t selling devices even remotely like them. Get a life.
        Also, how do you know the Nexus 5 has “4hr battery life and crappy camera”, when you have repeatedly claimed that you “wouldn’t touch it with a 10foot pole”?

        • Josh Hirner

          he doesnt know … he takes anything negative and exaggerates it to make his point more clear … he’s the rush limbaugh of the mobile tech world … no matter what he never admits he’s wrong (or he’d be a very busy senior citizen) and he constantly says outlandish, blatantly false, and hypocritical declarations for attention because nobody in the real world talks to him

      • Josh Hirner

        losing* … any other* … cant end a sentence with a preposition (you’re almost fifty, dude, come on) … bargain*

  • MichaelFranz

    Hoping for a bigger battery on top of the battery improvement. 3000 mah at least. Alos i would like to see a 32GB standard storage size. I know they may tone down the suite of apps they have preloaded, but 16GB and everything else still may only give you 10Gb of space. I’m sure the sd card will still be there but 32 gb standard shouldnt be that hard to do.

  • The Narrator

    Well gee, you’d think we’d expect this with each new device.

  • wakefinance

    I hope sharper means RGB stripe, not a higher nominal resolution.