Published February 04, 2014
Are you excited about the Samsung Galaxy S5? Samsung has just dropped a big hint that we could see the device for real at Mobile World Congress later this month.
“Mark your calendars!” shouted a Samsung Mobile tweet late on February 3, coupled with an image inviting us to the first Unpacked event of 2014 on February 24.
The event will take place in Barcelona at 8:00p.m. local time, making it the evening of Mobile World Congress’ first day. The invitation names the get-together as Unpacked 5. Samsung adds that this is episode one of its 2014 Unpacked events elsewhere on the invite, so there is a very good chance the number 5 is a reference to the Galaxy S5.
Samsung uses its Unpacked events to reveal high-end hardware. Last year, it held two, at which we were introduced to the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung updated its tablet range at CES, and the Note 3 is still a very new device, so the Galaxy S5 the only truly high-profile release we’re expecting any time soon.
While the Galaxy S5 seems almost guaranteed for February 24, will it be joined by any other new products? Possibly, as we’ve been hearing rumors of the all-metal Galaxy F, plus talk of the Galaxy Gear 2 coming sooner rather than later. The Unpacked event may only play host to the Galaxy S5 (and perhaps the Gear 2, if it’s coming), with Samsung leaving less high profile announcements for the show floor, or to be revealed in press releases during the days leading up to MWC’s opening.
Samsung is the second major manufacturer to announce an MWC event – Nokia was the first, and it’ll be showing its new devices earlier on February 24 – and with less than three weeks to go, we don’t have long to wait before all is revealed.