Samsung Galaxy S5 release date, specs: 5.5-inch flexible display, February 2014 release date

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The latest rumor doing the rounds concerning the next Samsung Galaxy device is that it will come with a 5.5-inch flexible display. reports that Samsung will begin mass production of flexible displays from October.

Mass production means around 1.5 million of them, according to the report.

If the company goes down that route with the Samsung Galaxy S5, that would be a first for Samsung devices and will keep in step with LG, which is also producing flexible screens.

LG is rumored to be using a flexible OLED screen on its LG Vu 3 phablet, although there are conflicting reports on this.

The size of the flexible screen would appear to rule out the Galaxy Note 3 although there is speculation that Samsung will use it on a variation of the Note 3.

While the concept of a flexible screen sounds pretty snazzy, these are early days in this kind of technology and for now, it won't mean that owners will be able to change the shape of their Samsung device.

But trying it out first on a variant of the Note 3 would give Samsung a bit of time to smooth out any glaring faults before going for the big launch with the Samsung Galaxy S5.

If anything, it looks like the flexible display will allow for just a little bit of curving rather than full bending, but the one obvious advantage is that it would make the screen more shatter resistant than glass.

Initial reports put the launch at March 2014 but it may be possible that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress, taking place from February 24 to 27 next year.  

There are also rumors that Samsung may be changing its smartphone name from Galaxy S to Galaxy F.  

But unlike the fingerprint sensor, which was a big talking point around the iPhone 5S, The Inquisitr speculates that the technology is being skipped by Samsung on the Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.  

It is expected to run on Android 4.4 KitKat and use a 64-bit processor, same as the iPhone 5S.