Report: Samsung readies 4-5 new smartphones for early 2014, Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Lite included
Samsung is seemingly preparing the release of 4 to 5 new smartphones in early 2014 in its home country (South Korea). Unsurprisingly, some of these are handsets that have been in the rumors lately, including the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 Lite.
ET News is reporting that the Galaxy Note 3 Lite will indeed be introduced around February (as previously assumed). So we can expect it to be showcased at MWC 2014. The Note 3 Lite should be a cheaper alternative to the current high-end Note 3, most probably featuring an LCD display and an 8MP rear camera.
As for the Galaxy S5, this may be out as soon as late March. If that’s the case, the current Galaxy S4 flagship will get a successor only 11 months after its initial release.
Unlike the S4, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to have a metal body. Other features that would make sense: Android 4.4 KitKat, a flexible display, 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 16MP rear camera, and 3GB of RAM.
Also bound to be launched in South Korea is the Galaxy Grand 2 (officially unveiled by Samsung last month; pictured above). This could go on sale as early as January 20.
A Galaxy Grand Lite model is supposedly in the works for early next year, too, but ET News doesn’t mention it. Maybe this won’t be launched in South Korea, being targeted only at emerging markets? We’ll let you know when more details are available.