Samsung drops a heavy hint we’ll see the Galaxy S5 unveiled on February 24

Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition Rear Top

Are you excited about the Samsung Galaxy S5? We are too, and the good news is, Samsung has just dropped a big hint we may see the device for real at Mobile World Congress later this month. “Mark your calendars!” shouted a Samsung Mobile tweet on February 3, coupled with an image inviting us to the first Unpacked event of 2014 on February 24.

The event will take place in Barcelona at 8pm local time, making it the evening of Mobile World Congress’ first day. The invitation names the get-together as Unpacked 5. Samsung adds this is episode one of its 2014 Unpacked events elsewhere on the invite, so there is a very good chance the number 5 is a reference to the Galaxy S5.

Samsumg MWC 2014 InviteSamsung uses its Unpacked events to reveal its high-end devices. Last year, it held two, at which we were introduced to the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung updated its tablet range at CES, and the Note 3 is still a very new device, so the Galaxy S5 the only truly high-profile release we’re expecting any time soon.

While the Galaxy S5 seems almost guaranteed for February 24, we don’t know if other products will join it. We’ve heard rumors of the all-metal Galaxy F, plus talk of the Galaxy Gear 2 coming sooner rather than later. However, the Unpacked event may only play host to the Galaxy S5 (and perhaps the Gear 2, if it’s coming), with Samsung leaving less high profile announcements for the show floor, or to be revealed in press releases during the days leading up to MWC’s opening.

Samsung is the second major manufacturer to announce an MWC event – Nokia was the first, and it’ll be showing its new devices earlier on February 24 – and with less than three weeks to go, we don’t have long to wait before all is revealed.

Product Review

Google’s Pixel 3 is a hair away from pocket-sized perfection

Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone is the best Android phone you can buy. It doesn’t have the best looks or the best hardware, but you’ll be hard pressed to find better software and unique A.I. functionalities.
Mobile

How to use recovery mode to fix your Android phone or tablet

If you’re having a problem you can’t seem to resolve with your Android device, or maybe you want to update it or wipe the cache, recovery mode could be what you’re looking for. Here's how to use it.
Mobile

Samsung patents show what Infinity-O display could look like on Galaxy S10

While we still may be months away from an announcement, there's no doubt about it: Samsung is working hard on its successor to the Galaxy S9. Here's everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.
Mobile

Samsung will reportedly announce its folding smartphone at MWC in February

Samsung has been showcasing bendable display tech for a few years and now a folding smartphone might finally arrive. The Galaxy X, or perhaps the Galaxy F, may be the company's first example. Here's everything we know about it.
Mobile

Need a quick battery boost? Try one of our favorite portable chargers

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers.
Mobile

Instagram tool accidentally exposes user passwords. Were you affected?

Instagram's Download Your Data tool accidentally exposed the passwords of a small number of users. Here is the explanation on what happened, and how to find out which Instagram accounts were compromised.
Emerging Tech

Microsoft’s friendly new A.I wants to figure out what you want — before you ask

Move over Siri and Alexa! Microsoft wants to build a new type of virtual assistant that wants to be your friend. Already making waves in Asia, could this be the future of A.I. BFFs?
Mobile

New iPad Pro’s durability in question after it fails YouTuber’s bend test

The new iPad Pro models failed a bend test that was carried out by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything. The result raises questions about the durability of the tablets, especially since customers are also reporting bending issues.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I. selfie drones, ‘invisible’ wireless chargers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Mobile

How to choose the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone or tablet

If you need some extra storage space and your device supports it, then a MicroSD card is an obvious place to start. Here, we look at what to consider and suggest some of the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone.
Smart Home

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can offer. Here's our…
Mobile

Common Kindle Fire problems, and how to fix them

Is your Amazon tablet giving you grief? Is it refusing to behave the way you expect? Take a deep breath -- everything will be fine. Here are some widely reported Kindle Fire problems and a few possible solutions to go with them.
Mobile

Tumblr for iOS vanishes from App Store, possibly due to inappropriate content

Tumblr for iOS is currently only allowing searches in Safe Mode, and it is not available on the App Store. The speculation is that the app's disappearance had something to do with inappropriate content.