It looks like we could see Samsungunveil a new smartphone at its Samsung Unpacked 2014 event at Mobile World Congress on 23 February. Could this be the fabled Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo or Lite? We should also see the new TouchWiz UI along with an announcement of an April release date.
According to Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin we will see Sammy’s new flagship Galaxy S5 handset unveiled at 6pm in Barcelona at MWC 2014. He also claims we can expect the same price as the S4 which was £630 at launch. We doubt the device part is true, although the event time and date sound correct.
While we’d love to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled it would be a first for Sammy to do so at MWC. More likely we’ll see the affordable Galaxy Note 3 Neo or Lite appear on stage at Samsung Unpacked 2014. And along with it should be that new UI we’ve been seeing so much of leaked on the interwebs.
The new UI appears to take the best bits from every OS so far to create an at-a-glance feed of everything happening in the user’s world. It seems to do the same as Windows Phone does in using Tiles to offer instant information from different apps. Even a message from a friend is displayed as a full tile with her photo and a snippet of the text.
Real world information is also updated with your team’s result, your flight times, map routes, run times and even spending.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo or Lite should come with a 5.7-inch display, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor on the 4G model and 3GB of RAM.