Samsung is said to be moving up the release date for the successor to its flagship Android, the Galaxy S4, due to the phone’s “sales slump,” according to Korean-language web portal Naver.
The suspected mid-January announcement could coincide with Samsung’s presence at CES 2014.
The Galaxy S5 is expected to level the processor playing field with a 64-bit chip that’s eight cores in all countries this time.
It’s also thought to be Samsung’s first major all-metal smartphone, ditching the cheap plastic of the S4 and the faux-leather plastic casing found in the Galaxy Note 3.
The Galaxy S5 may also run Android and Tizen. Samsung’s homegrown Bada mobile operating system was previously thought of as a backup to Android.