Speculations of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy smartphone have gained traction, shortly after the Korean tech giant revealed its flagship Galaxy Note 3 phablet along with the much awaited smartwatch, Samsung Galaxy Gear earlier this month.
Samsung has been criticised for its use of plastic smartphone cases which were considered cheap by many tech pundits. The company is reportedly planning to change its design philosophy by incorporating an aluminum frame for its next iteration, Galaxy S5.
According to design concepts and patent on designs shown by samsungsvi.com, Galaxy S5 will come with a sleek profile and do away with the plastic chassis. The smartphone is expected to come with a plethora of high-end features and specifications under the hood.
Below are five expected features of Samsung Galaxy S5, which is rumoured for a global launch in 2014.
64-bit Chip processor: Samsung has revealed that its future devices will be equipped with a faster 64-bit chip Exynos processor, according to galaxysv.com. Currently, Apple's recently launched iPhone 5S is the only existing device to carry an A7 64-bit chipset.
Android 4.4 KitKat OS: The upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat OS is expected to make its debut on Galaxy S5. Few features which might come with Android 4.4 KitKat is lower RAM usage, battery saving, Bluetooth 4.0, low-energy usage, new interface and visualisation tweaks.
16 Megapixel Camera: Galaxy S5 may come with a 16-megapixel camera sensor with optical image stabilisation, reported Android Beat citing Korean website ETNews.
4K Video recording: Galaxy S5 is rumoured to come with a 4K video recording feature. Since the recently launched Galaxy Note 3 is the first device to bring 4K video recording to customers, chances are that Galaxy S5 may also bring the new level of HD recording, according to Design Trend.
IGZO Screen Display: Earlier this year, Phonearena reported that Samsung has been spending a whopping $110 million on getting Sharp's IGZO screen technology. With this groundbreaking innovation, one can expect the high-resolution thin panels to be fitted inside Galaxy S5.