ETNews reported that the rumored handset is expected to launch in March – April next year, alongside Samsung Galaxy Gear.
The site wrote that the device will enter mass production in January next year.
The same Korean website claimed that five new smartphones are set to be launched by Samsung in the first quarter of 2014.
The devices will feature entry-level to high-end hardware and the Galaxy S5 is said to be the flagship handset.
A device that surfaced in a distribution list seemed to confirm the possibility that Samsung has begun seriously testing its next flagship smartphone.
But when a new number was found in the database of shipping manifest tracker Zauba, rumors indicated that Galaxy S5 could be made available in two models.
The first would sport a plastic chassis, while the second could feature a metal unibody design.
The rumor about such a device that would use metal in the construction of the smartphone’s body was reported by Japanese Web site EMSOne.
The site wrote that Taiwanese company Catcher produced for Samsung 10-30 million metal housings for the Galaxy S5.
In early November, SamMobile reported that during the company’s Analyst Day, Samsung announced that its next devices will bring a 16-megapixel Isocell sensor next year.
The site speculated that Samsung likely referred to the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4.
Photos of the Galaxy S5’s metal frame that leaked online were posted by French site Nowhereelse.fr.
The images seemed to suggest that Samsung will replace polycarbonate with aluminum for the device and that they may implement a larger display.
In addition, a document filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service spotted by Galaxy Club indicated that the handset might come with a new built-in multi-party video calling system.
Thus, the Galaxy S5 may incorporate a video-conferencing functionality that would engage multiple users simultaneously.