元器件交易网讯 2月24日消息，巴塞罗那MWC大会今天第一天召开，各家厂商都拿出自己得意之作进行参展，大会期间HTC会展出自己的HTC one,虽然成本令人叫绝，但还不足以让用户感叹。所有的目光都聚集到三星将要展示的 Galaxy S5身上。
智能手机厂商的存活与否由销售好坏来决定。三星的 Galaxy S4销量很好，但是不够引人注目，所以有很多用户期盼S5的到来。
更多考虑的是成本因素，塑料外壳使三星保持低成本和高利润。仍然，当面对先前的竞争对手苹果的iPhone 甚至HTC One,三星可能会稍微采用点金属材料来满足消费者需求。
现在手机屏幕现在越来越大，但是三星如果采用超过S4的5英寸屏幕，那就相当于进军平板手机界，破坏了它自己Galaxy Note 3的销售。
Smartphone companies can live or die based on the sales success, or lack of it, of their "flagship" phone as HTC found to its cost when the HTC One wowed reviewers but under-wowed consumers so all eyes will be on Barcelona in Spain when Samsung unveils it Galaxy S5 this week.
The South Korean company"s S4 sold well, but not spectacularly, so there"s a lot riding on the shoulders of the S5, not least of which is Samsung"s position of as the world"s largest and most successful purveyors of smartphones.
It has to hope the Galaxy S5, with whatever new bells and whistles Samsung has found to include in it, can convince consumers to shell out for yet another new and expensive smartphone when whatever is in their purse or pocket is likely to serve them perfectly well for the foreseeable future.
Smartphone technology has matured, some even say peaked. In the same way a PC that"s a few years old is still eminently usable, so is last year"s smartphone or the one from 2 years ago.
No phone app or software is so demanding it can"t be handled by any phone offered in the last couple of marketing cycles.
That means Samsung"s new phone may have trouble inspiring "must-have" feeling in consumers, leaving the company to hope it can create a "must-want" feeling.
So what"s its game plan? Rumors abound as Barcelona awaits.
One is that the plastic look and feel of some previous Samsung offerings, which turned off many potential customers, will push Samsung to go with a phone chassis in the S5 with at least some metal elements.
It"s more a cost factor that a design one, and plastic lets Samsung keep costs down and profits high. Still, when faced with the premium build of competitors like Apple"s iPhone and even, yes, the HTC One, Samsung may opt to go with a little metal "bling" to crank up consumer desire, playing on the "look what I can afford" image a flagship phone can offer.
When it comes to a user"s interaction with their phone, the display is everything, of course, so Samsung will have to up the ante there to keep up with the industry"s march to ever bigger and higher-resolution screens.
The Galaxy S4"s 5-inch 1080p HD display is as good as anyone might want remember "mature and peaking" technology? but Samsung will have to offer something beyond that.
The industry"s next display milestone is likely to settle at an ultra HD display resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels, and the S5 is expected to feature such a display.
Phone screens have been getting larger year by year, but if Samsung goes much beyond the 5 inches of the S4"s display it would be venturing into "phablet" territory and thus risk cannibalizing sales of its own Galaxy Note 3.
Under the hood and of less interest to many customers the S5 is rumored to have settled on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, running at 2 GHz or possibly higher, a 3,000mAh battery, storage choices of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB and 3GB RAM.
Pricing is likely to be in the same ballpark as the S4 around $600 or $700 unlocked or $200 with a carrier contract with of course a bump to capitalize on "must-have" or "must-want," whichever Samsung can manage to create.
So, "quantum leap" or "incremental improvement?" This week will tell.