With Samsung having experienced a shocking drop in Galaxy S5 sales during 2014, all eyes are on Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and other Galaxy branded devices for 2015.
All will be unveiled at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event which starts at 4.30am Australian time on 2 March 2015, which is 1 March 2015 at 6.30pm in Barcelona, 9.30am in San Francisco and 5.30pm in London - a day before the official start of Mobile World Congress on 2 March local time in Barcelona.
The 2015 version of Samsung’s Unpacked event is happening two months earlier than it did in 2014, when it took place in May, and will take place at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
The ‘Samsung Mobile’ YouTube page is where the stream will be available to watch live.
Although proceedings won’t start until 4.30am Australian time, the stream goes live from 3.30am, presumably with music and a still image or images announcing that the event will start at 4.30am.
But what will we see?
With rumours pointing to devices made from metal, S6 variants with Note Edge-like screens, Quad HD displays and plenty more, can Samsung boost sales and re-cement its dominance as top dog in the Android world?
Samsung has also previewed some kind of ‘curve’ in its teaser image, which can be seen at the top of this article. Is this alluding to a second Note Edge-like screen? Is it a bump for the camera? Is it something else?
It’s all still a mystery.
Other mysteries revolve around whether Samsung will continue with its waterproof features, or whether Samsung will drop features as it did with the temperature sensor from the Galaxy S4 which didn’t make it to the S5.
Will Samsung improve its gesturing motion controls in the S5, or will they be effectively dropped as they were in the Note 4?
Can Samsung improve on what it already has released in the past, or will new features crowd out the old?
All of this is yet to be seen, but whatever Samsung unveils, expectations are naturally high that Samsung will want to smash it out of the park.
If it can do this, Samsung stands a good chance of re-capturing the attention of not only the world’s Android fans tempted by the Xiaomis of the world, Samsung’s own fans yet to upgrade, but maybe also iPhone users on older models who haven’t yet taken the plunge to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
However, on the day, Samsung will make galaxies worth of information available at its Samsung Mobile Press site, meant presumably for the media only but open to the world.
Global press releases and images will be placed onto this site as they are announced in Barcelona.
So … the surprises Samsung is packing will soon be unpacked at long last!