Samsung To Launch Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 Lite & More In Q1 2014 [Rumor]

A Galaxy S5 concept by Tobias Hornof.

A Galaxy S5 concept by Tobias Hornof.

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 might be just 7 months old, but rumor has it the South Korean company is already planning to launch its successor in the first quarter of 2014. During the same three-month period, it’s also expected to unveil a Galaxy Note 3 “Lite” and a number of entry-level devices, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

The report comes from Korean news outlet ET News, but we should point out that sources for the ever-reliable SamMobile have also been claiming similar things. They believe that Samsung’s next-generation flagship, the Galaxy S5, will make its grand debut during the first three months of 2014 — and that it will be accompanied by a bunch of other devices.

One of those will supposedly be a Galaxy Note 3 Lite, a cheaper version of the high-end Galaxy Note 3 that may have a lower resolution display, a slower processor, and other scaled-down internals that make it more affordable, and therefore more accessible.

There will also be a Galaxy Grand Lite, the sources claim, and “one or two entry-level handsets.”

“Samsung intends to start selling new handsets from the first month of 2014,” SamMobile says, which is hardly surprising given that the company seems to roll out new smartphones every month of the year. But of course, the Galaxy S5 will be the one everyone is waiting for, because it will debut Samsung’s newest technologies.

Recent rumors have suggested the device could launch with a 2K display with a 2560×1440 resolution, and a faster 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. There’s also likely to be a variant that loses 4G to pack Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 chip.