Samsung Exec Confirms The Galaxy S5 Will Go On Sale In Mid-March [Rumor]

Galaxy S5 Concept

A Samsung executive has reportedly confirmed that the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 will go on sale in mid-March, following its grand unveiling at Mobile World Congress next Monday. That gives the South Korean company around three weeks to get the device out to stores all around the world.

Previous reports have claimed that Samsung will launch a 1080p variant of the smartphone first, while those with its new 2K display technology — which is believed to be slightly delayed due to optimization issues — will follow later on. The Galaxy S5 is also expected to feature a 16-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, and a slightly overclocked variant of the quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip that already powers the Galaxy S4.

It is also claimed that the smartphone will be water and dust resistant to woo adventurous users, and it’ll run the latest Android 4.4 KitKat software skinned with Samsung’s trademark TouchWiz user interface.

Samsung is also expected to announce a new trio of new Galaxy Tab 4 tablets and a second-generation Galaxy Gear during the course of its February 24 event, which kicks off at 8 p.m. local time. We’ll be live-blogging the whole thing, so be sure to follow the feed to get the news as it breaks.