Samsung Galaxy Note  phablet
A passerby using his mobile phone walks past an advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3 at its exhibition hall at a railway station in Seoul on 25 November 2013.REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung's much anticipated 2014 marquee smartphone Galaxy S5 is set to make its debut next month in Barcelona.

Popular Tech Enthusiast Eldar Murtazin has claimed that the South Korean company would announce the new Galaxy S5 on 23 February, a day before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event in Barcelona, Spain.

 "Samsung Galaxy S5 launch - 18.00. Barcelona. 23 February. Price the same. Launch - end of April. Specs - u know them :) new touchwiz ;)," he tweeted.

Even though there is no proof to verify the authenticity of his claim, Murtazin has a pretty good track record of predicting Samsung device launches.

In the past year, he accurately predicted the Galaxy S4's 14 March unveiling date. There is another reason to believe his claims, as Samsung launched its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 3 in Germany, two days before the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2013. Samsung may follow the same launch pattern next month.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is expected to sport a 5.25-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K (2560 x 1440p) resolution having pixel density of 560 pixels per inch (ppi) and run on new Android KitKat (probably v4.4.2) OS paired with new TouchWiz UI and 4GB RAM.

Rumor has it that the Galaxy S5 will come in two variants: one boasting a 64-bit architecture based Exynos 6 Octa-core CPU and another with Snapdragon 805 chipset. However, there is still an element of doubt whether the new Galaxy S5 will boast of a metal body or not. Other reports are rife that Samsung may introduce new Galaxy F series with metal shell.

[Also read: Samsung to use Finger-Print Sensor for Galaxy S5; Drops Iris Scanner Sensor Plans]

Rumored Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S5

Model Samsung Galaxy S5
Display 5.25-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K (2560x1440p) resolutions and pixel density of 560 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.4 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz interface
Processor 64-bit architecture based Samsung Exynos chipset or Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor
Storage capacity Expect to come in 32 GB, 64 GB variants with micro SD card slot
Camera Main: 20.0 - megapixel camera with 4K video recording Front: 2.1 -megapixel camera with full HD video recording
Battery 2900 mAh battery with paid charging technology
Network 3G/4G/LTE-Advanced
Add-ons metal casing, smart camera gesture control feature, finger print based biometric technology