Samsung Galaxy S5 was rumoured to be powered by 14-nanometer process based 64-bit Exynos SoC, but it seems that these rumours won’t be true after all and the smartphone will launch without an A7-busting processor.
According to reports in the Korean media, Samsung doesn’t have enough time to mass-produce the 14nm chip. Previously the Galaxy S5 was expected to see a March release, but now new rumors suggest a January launch for the S5.
According to the Hong-Kong’s Counterpoint Research, Galaxy S4 topped the mobile phone market in June with a peak sale of around 7 million. Galaxy S4 was recorded to be the world’s best selling smartphone this August with the two iPhone versions – iPhone 5 16GB and 32GB models phones at the second and third spots on the list of top-selling phones that month. But, all-in-all, S4 sales dropped in August to 5 million units.
However, the Galaxy S4 sales are expected to pick up well this holiday season considering various promotions and price cuts offered by Samsung. While Samsung’s high end smartphone sales have dropped, cheaper Galaxies like S3, S3/4 mini are successfully growing at a rapid 40-50% clip.
With the new Galaxy S5 coming next year, it will be interesting to note whether the new smart phone will help Samsung set a new success record.