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Samsung's Galaxy S5 could be a worthy competitor in the smartphone market


As the 2014 Mobile World Congress approaches, the tech world is buzzing with excitement about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5. Its leaked features reveal it to be an innovative product with the potential to give Apple's iPhone 6 a run for its money.

GS5 vs. GS4 
According to Computer Business Review, Samsung will unveil its new flagship product, the Galaxy S5​, at the Mobile World Congress on Feb. 24, leading up to a March release. While the company's GS4 sold relatively well, it seemed to fade in popularity just a few months after its launch, as noted by Jordan Crook of Tech Crunch. Crook attributes this decline to the crowded nature of the smartphone market and the introduction of Samsung's better selling Note 3. The GS5 is more conservative in its features than its predecessor and seems to offer a more straightforward, user-friendly experience.

Leaks provide new GS5 insights
Insider leaks of the GS5 suggest that it will have a 2560x1440 high-resolution screen, matching the trend toward larger-screen devices that Apple will also embrace with its iPhone 6. As indicated by CBR, a recent leak shows that the smartphone will feature a 2.5 GHz Sna​pdragon 800 processor, a 1080p display and 2 GB of RAM.

Samsung's new device will provide a more premium feel than its predecessor, allowing it to stand up to the characteristics of Apple's iPhone 5S. The GS5 will likely boast an aluminum chassis and curved screen technology. Experts believe that it will almost certainly run on Android 4.4 KitKat, and some speculate that it may be supplemented with TouchWiz or Samsung's Magazine UI. A supposed fingerprint scanner could give the GS5 an edge on security features. Due to Google and Samsung's cross-licensing, it is expected that the device will have an interface closer to that offered on Google's Nexus devices. Mobile Commerce News states that the GS5 will contain an exceptional battery of 3,200 mAh.

If you are impressed enough by Samsung's innovations to make the switch to the GS5 when it is launched, you may want to trade in your current phone for some extra cash. Fortunately, ProtectCELL provides a generous cell phone buyback plan, offering you up to 50 percent back within the first 12 months of ownership and 25 percent in months 13 through 24.

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