Google January 2014

What is SUMIF and SUMIFS Formula in Excel??

We know that Microsoft Excel has hundreds of Built-In Formulas (Functions), And I have already share you some of the most built-in functions in Microsoft Excel.You can check it here
So in this post I'm going to give you information about SUMIF and SUMIFS Formulas.
SUMIF and SUMIFS formula will give you some advanced skill in excel for users.

So What is the Use of SUMIF formula?????

It Sums items in a list matching a condition

Examples of SUMIF Formula

                     sumif(A1:A10, 10) = sums the cells with a value of "3" 

In this example you can see the sum of Value (Criteria) '10' in the Cell A11.

sumif(A1:A10, 10, b1:b10) = same as above but adds values in B1:B10

In this example you the corresponding cells in 'B' column will be added based on our criteria ie, 10

So it will add the B2, B5, B10 columns i.e. 11 + 14 + 19 = 44 

Syntax of SUMIF Formula

                    sumif(range, values meeting the criteria, [sum this range])

                    - [] optional

Consider a situation like you need find sales of apple from the below data.

You can use SUMIF like this


But SUMIF has some limitation we can use it only for one condition at a time, consider a situation like you need to find how many Apples sold in India.

So this will be a complex task like either you need to put filter and find out the country INDIA and sum the sales or you need to use SUMPRODUCT formula. But the problem with SUMPRODUCT formlua is that you need to write some complex formulas there. 

so How can we implement SUMIFS formula here??????

From the name of the formula itself we can find that SUMIFS is plural or SUMIF, which mean if we can use SUMIF for single condition we can use SUMIFS for multiple conditions!!!!!!!!!! yeah gotcha!!!

So to get the sales of Apple in India ,

We need to write



                               Example showing the sales of apple in India

so How Does SUMIFS Works??????

SUMIFS formula takes a range for summing the values and at least one criteria range and criteria. You can specify as many as 127 conditions for summing your data!!!!!!!!!!!!.
SUMIFS Formula - Syntax

Imagine asking “how many apples Mr.X sold in Bigtan of Planet Nibiru!!  between long long ago and long ago that resulted in more than 25% profits?” and getting an instant answer.

The beauty of SUMIFS formula is that it works with wildcards too, just like its siblings – SUMIF and COUNTIF. So you can write formulas like,

Consider you need to find the sales of apples in India and Australia

you can simply write SUMIFS formula like this
Since India and Australia having the same trailing alphabets you can easily find the answer of that query!!!!!!
Any Exception for SUMIFS???????

Yes you are right, SUMIFS only work in Microsoft Excel 2007 or Above.
No Worries since all are having Windows 7 and higher version all can easily experience the power of SUMIF and SUMIFS.

And just like SUMIFs there is AVERAGEIFS and COUNIFS in excel 2007 + . So guys you can try those and comment the experience.

If you face any issues comment it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Night All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Different Ventures - GOOGLE!!!!

Having evolved over the years and forayed into newer territories, Google is more than just an internet search company now, but not many people realise that. Though online search and ads remain its core business, the biggest name in the internet industry works in a number of areas that have little to do with its core business, or are not exactly centred around the world wide web.

Driverless cars

Google has dabbled in driverless cars since 2010 and today has over 10 self-driven cars in its fleet. Equipment worth $150,000 is used in each car, with the laser radar (Lidar) system itself costing $70,000.

The car also has 3D mapping range finder thar creates a detailed map of the surroundings that is compared to already available high-resolution maps to chart a course for the destination. The project is headed by Google vice president and part-time Stanford research professor Sebastian Thurn.


Google is into robotics too – so much so that it has bought eight robotics companies in 2012 alone. The latest Google acquisitionn this field is Boston Dynamics, a company that worked as a contractor for the US military organization Darpa; Google has already clarified that it does not plan to become a military contractor.

  While the robots that Google has acquired via its acquisitions work in specific fields (like military, rescue operations etc), it is more likely that the company will work on future robots for the consumer segment. It is already being rumoured that it has begun testing drones to deliver products in the US. Thus, it’s no surprise that the technology community is abuzz with the possibility of Google robots doing household chores in the future.

Part of Google’s X Labs, the robotics project is also described as a ‘moonshot’. Andy Rubin, the man behind world’s most popular mobile operating system Android, is spearheading Google’s robotics project.

Nest Labs

The Internet of Things is a term coined in 2009, referring to all objects that are connected to the internet. With big and small manufacturers bringing internet-connected toothbrushes, refrigerators and even beds, Google decided to acquire the company founded by the godfather of Apple iPod.

The second-biggest acquisition of Google at $3.2 billion, Nest Labs makes sensor-driven thermostats and smoke detectors that are connected to Wi-Fi. Both the products that it has launched so far are self-programmable and keep on learning users’ ventilation needs automatically.


Google’s biggest acquisition at $12.5 billion, Motorola Mobility has been a damp squib for the internet giant till now. While it has continually lost money every quarter due to the smartphone manufacturer since the buyout, Google continues to work with it to produce handsets.

Motorola in August unveiled the Moto X, which was christened as the ‘Google phone’ by tech pundits for its emphasis on a quality user experience rather than beefed up hardware specs. The model is customizable to quite an extent, including body colours, signature message as well as preloaded wallpapers.

Then came Moto G, the cheaper sibling of Moto X, meant to give a quality Android experience at a low price. The handset is slated to hit the Indian market in January and will cost around Rs 15,000, despite having specifications of higher priced handsets.

Motorola is also working on Project Ara, an initiative to create modular smartphones. Handsets produced under this project will be customized as per the choice of the user and components will be replaceable, so that the whole handset does not have to be changed when a component malfunctions or becomes outdated. For example, you will be able to replace the 8MP camera module with a 13MP module in such a smartphone.

The company behind the world’s first mobile phone, Motorola is also working on eliminate passwords with tattoos and has even patented technology to tattoo a mic on users’ throats.


Google has ventured into the field of healthcare and biotech with Calico, a venture that aims to tackle the problem of ageing and other such diseases. The project is headed by Arthur D Levinsohn, the former chairman of Apple and former chairman and CEO of Genentech.

About this project, Google CEO Larry Page says, “There’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives. While this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.”

Google Glass

Google Glass is the company’s first gadget that is worn on the eye, just like prescription glasses and goggles; in fact, prescription glass frames for Google Glass have already been announced by third-party eyewear makers.

The search titan’s wearable gadget is connected to the internet and can understand users’ voice commands, even in noisy environments. Its screen resolution of 640x320p provides the viewing experience delivered by a 25-inch display seen from 8feet away.

Google Glass can record and stream live videos, capture photos, display text messages and chats, look up data on the internet, shows online maps, translate text in various languages etc. The app ecosystem of this product is growing and developers are racing to create compatible applications in time for its launch in 2014.


Who doesn’t know about Android, the company Google acquired, following which it handed a computer in everyone’s hand. The brainchild of Andy Rubin, Android was acquired by Google in 2005 and the first smartphone running on the operating system was HTC Dream, launched in 2008.

Five years later, the market share of Android has surged to nearly 90% globally and is even higher in India. This Linux-based open mobile software is available to all manufacturers for free and can be customized heavily, allowing gadget-makers to even leave out Google apps.

While smartphones and tablets are the products that use Android the most, the operating system was first meant to power cameras. At present, a bevy of gadgets – including gaming consoles, TVs, washing machines, notebooks, set-top boxes, smartwatches and refrigera

tors – run on this platform.

Nexus smartphones & tablets

ust like hundreds of manufacturers around the world, Google also offers smartphones and tablets powered by Android under its own brand. The Nexus series of smartphones made its debut in January 2010, while the first tablet under this brand came in 2012.

 The key feature of Nexus smartphones and tablets is providing the cleanest version (without any bloated software added by manufacturers and telecom operators) to users at the lowest price in the segment.


Google unveiled Chromecast, a USB stick, in July 2013. It is a digital media player that can stream data like music and movies from both Android and iOS devices, as well as Google Chrome web apps. Positively reviewed by most tech journalists, it is available only in the US and priced at $35, nearly one-third of rival products.

When you plug in the Chromecast to your HDTV and play YouTube or Netflix videos on smartphones, tablets or PCs, the same content is streamed to the television set. It can also mirror Chrome browser tabs from Windows and Macs to the TV set


SAMSUNG Galaxy S5 from April 2014!!!!

The rumour mill has been turning for some time with the story that Samsung's Galaxy S5 is on the way sooner than previously expected, ie: Q1 of 2014. (April 2014)

 Samsung has reportedly announced its plans to roll out the Galaxy S5 smartphone that would include 'iris scanning technology' in a possible competition to Apple's finger scanning tech in its latest iPhone 5S.
The Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled in April and an updated version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch would also make its debut alongside the smartphone.
According to The Verge, the company's mobile executive VP, LeeYoung-hee said that the new version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch would feature "more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved."
The South Korean electronics giant is also said to be soon rolling out an updated Galaxy Note line for the second half of this year and is said to be considering a "three-sided display" to allow for visibility from multiple angles.
Lee further explained that the Galaxy S4 may not have resonated with consumers as much as its predecessor because the industrial design was similar and for the S5 model, they will go back to basics and improvements would be more in the display and the feel of the cover.

Galaxy S5 rumoured to feature diamond-coated stainless steel and plastic composite body

It's sometimes tricky not to dismiss rumours surrounding a forthcoming phone's build material as anything more than wishful thinking. That's particularly so with Samsung's products, as there are users who've hankered for a switch from plastic to more premium finishes for a very long time now.
And we've heard everything, from carbon fibre to high-grade polycarbonates, and all kinds of metals.
But, for what it's worth, the latest murmur out of Korea's bustling tech media sphere, which once again comes courtesy of ETNews, says the Galaxy S5 could be made of diamond-coated stainless steel.
According to the report, Samsung's rumoured F Series smartphone will be a premium edition of the Galaxy S5 and it'll be built from a range of materials including plastic, metal and other composite materials. Allegedly this is to reduce weight while making the phone more durable and more pleasing to consumers in terms of look and feel.
We've previously heard from a Samsung executive that the Galaxy S5 is being made to look very different from the Galaxy S4 after Samsung concluded customers felt there was insufficient variation from the Galaxy S3.
Allegedly the whole back panel will be made from stainless steel and will secure to a plastic and composite front fascia. It's implied Samsung will aim to please fans with the battery cover remaining removable, as the reports also suggest Samsung will produce a "fashion" edition with an aluminium and/or magnesium unibody with a sealed battery compartment. This would likely be a limited run model.
Taiwanese supplier Catcher has been pegged once again as the company to supply Samsung with its metal parts. The same company was referred to in earlier reports about a possible metal build.
What about that diamond-coating? According to reports, the steel parts will be manufactured with a carbon nanoparticle coating which is then baked. This is allegedly the same technique used in Russian military aerospace projects. Apparently it's quite a good method for cost-effective mass production as well as offering a durable, corrosion resistant chassis.
All interesting stuff.

Samsung executive confirms Galaxy S5 plans on the record, coming in March/April


Samsung has spilled the beans on the Galaxy S5 in a more official capacity this time.
Speaking to Bloomberg, the company's mobile chief, Lee Young Hee, said the Galaxy S5 will be released "around March and April," strongly suggesting a rumoured appearance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this February is right on the money.
The rumoured eye-scanning security technology was also hinted at by the exec.
Hee also confirmed the handset successor would be accompanied by another Galaxy Gear smartwatch, again lining up with earlier rumours. 
According to the report, Hee claims Samsung has made the Galaxy S5 look very different from its predecessor, as many felt there wasn't enough change between the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4.
Samsung plans to address this with the Galaxy S5. "For the S5, we will go back to the basics. Mostly, it's about the display and the feel of the cover," said Young Hee. 

Another (wild) Samsung Galaxy S5 concept appears

As a phone generates more and more buzz the number of conept renders by enthusaistic artists seems to increase. So it's perhaps not surprising that yet another concept has appeared, this time in video form and courtesy of artist Hasan Kaymak.
Here, Kaymak presents another concept for the next generation Galaxy S5 device. Once again, we have to stress that a concept is just that - conceptual, and may not have any bearing on what the final phone looks like.
But with Kaymak envisioning an edge to edge screen, two speakers in front (similar to the HTC) and a reversible micro-USB, it's nice to dream.
One interesting part of Kaymak's concept for the S5 is that the phone has no notifications bar - instead alerts pop up. Take a look at the full thing in the video below:

Samsung Galaxy S5 could debut new custom Android UI

According to reports Samsung is working on a new UI overlay for its Android phones launching inside 2014.
It's not clear at this stage whether this is a new look which will retain the TouchWiz name, or an entirely new UI brand. It could also purely be experimental rather than anything concrete.
The word (and pictures) comes via venerable Twitter tipster @evleaks which posted a trio of screengrabs from the forthcoming interface.
While details are currently slim, it's certainly got a much fresher look than the now dated TouchWiz present aboard the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. It's a bit simpler and more understated to fit with Android 4.4 KitKat's softer approach. Is there a little bit of iOS 7 inspiration in there though? We'll let you decide.
So, while there isn't anything specifically tying this UI to the Galaxy S5, if the UI is planned for Samsung handsets going forwards it is possible it will end up on the flagship sooner rather than later, if not at launch, then in a subsequent update.

Samsung Galaxy S5 could ditch Super AMOLED

Rumours are suggesting the Samsung Galaxy S5 could ditch its Super AMOLED display for an LCD display. The display in question is Sharp’s Low Temperature PolySilicon (LTPS) LCD offering.
Chinese site Tencent is reporting the company aims to lose its super AMOLED display but it is based on “unconfirmed information.” That information does suggest though that Sharp is going to provide 5.25-inch 2K Ultra HD LTPS displays which have a higher pixel density of 560 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Not bad.
Samsung usually makes its own AMOLED screens; it’s been using them since the first Galaxy S edition. But the rumour mills are suggesting it is focusing its efforts on creating those sought after flexible OLED displays ready for 2015. Samsung also owns a good portion of Sharp so it isn’t like outsourcing to an entirely separate manufacturer.
Another reason is it has run into production issues with the AMOLED displays which means the Korean company can’t keep up with the demand for a new flagship device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept inspired by Samsung design patent

A recent patent filed by Samsung for a new, super-curvy smartphone design was initially associated with a supposed launch of a Galaxy Note 4 in late 2014. The patent diagrams included an S-Pen stylus socket in the chassis.

However, the patent has clearly got some people thinking outside the box. Traditionally, Samsung has kept its smartphone designs consistent across its product catalogue. That doesn't mean changes cannot be made, of course, but does prompt the question of whether a radical re-design will take place across multiple handsets, including the forthcoming Galaxy S5.

As a result, talented concept artist Ivo Maric has taken the patent filing diagrams and used them to develop a concept render for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which we expect the company will reveal in February at Mobile World Congress 2014. Maric's design was posted on
Of course, usually with concept designs it's just interesting to see how people imagine a company's product evolving. But in this case, it's particularly intriguing as it is based on a genuine Samsung patent - could this be what the Galaxy S5 actually looks like? We hope so.
In this concept the Samsung Galaxy S5 is thinner than the S4 and looks, to our eyes, a little more like the often-forgotten Google Nexus S. It also has a curved display, a new innovation seen in the Galaxy Round and LG's G Flex and one which Apple is also apparently adopting with the iPhone 6, if rumours are to be believed. Maric imagines the Galaxy S5, if it does use this design, will be similarly sized to the Galaxy S4 but continue Samsung's trick of squeezing a larger display into the same space, specifically a 5.25-inch panel.
Interesting stuff.

Samsung exec confirms Galaxy S5 for MWC 2014

Samsung's vice president and head of design strategy, Dong-hoon Chang, has reportedly confirmed the Galaxy S5 flagship will appear at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona this February.
According to Korean news source inews24, Chang spoke to a reporter at a New Year's party saying the rumours for a MWC launch were "about right".
Chang also confirmed that the company was using a new material for the Galaxy S5's construction, and said the possibility of a flexible display was "under review".
While we can't take things said off the record as gospel, there is something quite compelling about an executive cutting loose at a New Year's party and saying "oh go on I'll tell you then" as having a more honest leaning. All the rumours are pointing to MWC anyway and we won't have long to wait to find out.

Metal Galaxy F to launch alongside Galaxy S5?

Samsung could be readying a high end metal smartphone to launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5. Korean news outlet ETNews is reporting Samsung’s plans to launch the Galaxy F. The handset would feature a metal exterior and would launch around the same time as the firm's next flagship device.
Rumours have been circulating about the Galaxy S5 featuring a metal casing, but Digitimes claims the S5 will instead adopt a “chassis featuring compound materials such as fibreglass/plastic or carbon fiber/plastic for its smartphones instead of a single materials [sic] to help save costs.”
Not much is known about the Galaxy F apart from the metal casing. Some rumours have speculated that Samsung’s latest high-end handset would feature a 2K display but nothing is for known for certain. We believe an announcement for the Galaxy S5 will be coming our way at CES next week or, failing that, MWC 2014. Both of which are just around the corner. So we don't have long to wait.

Samsung Galaxy S5 “unlikely” to include curved display

January 2014 is right around the corner, that time of year is when we are expecting to hear an announcement for the Galaxy S5. Before then though rumours have suggested Samsung are working on curved display technology, much like that seen in the LG G Flex and Galaxy Round. Although one report has suggested it won’t be here for the Galaxy S5.
The Korea Herald has spoken to a Seoul-based analyst which claims Samsung is not able to produce enough flexible display panels. According to the analyst Samsung can produce 500,000 units a month. Considering how well Samsung’s flagship devices usually sell, that would not be anywhere near enough.
The analyst believes Samsung could up production to 1 million displays a month by the end of 2014 when a special Galaxy variant with a curved display might be released.
Kim Jong-hyun, an analyst at Seoul-based Eugene Investment & Securities, told The Korea Herland, “The current capacity for flexible panels is not high enough for the Galaxy S5, which will be rolled out early next year. Curved ones will be unveiled late next year as a Galaxy variant rather than as a flagship model.”

Could the Samsung G900F be S5?

The guys at AnTuTu have spotted a Samsung device on the benchmarking system which could potentially be the Samsung Galaxy S5. The device in question is codenamed the SM-G900F. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with 3GB RAM but the chipset is the updated 8974AC. The Krait 400 processor involved is clocked at 2.5GHZ, a boost from the standard 2.3GHz.
There’s no confirmation this is the S5 but it seems powerful, and for Samsung to have a handset in testing which is this powerful without it becoming the next flagship model would be a little odd. The device in question was running on Android 4.4 KitKat. The camera is also rumoured to be a 16MP deal.
It would make sense if this was the Galaxy S5 considering we are hearing rumours of an early January-to-Fenruary announcement. Testing would be appropriate considering January is less than two weeks away.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to keep plastic chassis 

We know Samsung have been experimenting with metal-based frames for its upcoming line of next-gen handsets, but new reports claim the company may stick with plastics for its upcoming Galaxy S5.
A report from Digitimes claims a metal chassis for the Galaxy S5 is unlikely as no Taiwanese chassis makers “have started mass production of metal-alloy chassis for Samsung.” Considering the device is rumoured to be launching early next year, likely February, manufacturing would have begun by now.
Digitimes said Samsung will probably “adopt chassis featuring compound materials such as fiberglass/plastic or carbon fiber/plastic for its smartphones instead of a single materials to help save costs,” in the future.
Even though Samsung is experimenting with metal cases, the use of plastics hasn’t hurt its business thus far – it’s now the world’s foremost handset maker. Plus, plastic costs less than the aluminium materials found on competitors devices, so it would be difficult for Samsung to justify the change. 

Samsung preparing Iris scanner, iPhone fingerprint killer

Reports claim Samsung is producing an iris scanner which aims to challenge the iPhone fingerprint detector.
With Apple’s iPhone 5s the biggest addition was the fingerprint scanner to access the phone. Samsung is reportedly challenging this with more technology which would be able to scan the users eyes and indentify the user.
Korean site ZDNet quotes industry sources which say an unnamed smartphone, probably the Samsung Galaxy S5, will include the first iris scanner on any phone.  The same report claims the flagship will include a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution display which is 4 times clearer than HD. The report also says Samsung will announce the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in February.
Samsung Electronics has previously patented iris identification technology. In order for Iris identification to work the camera quality will need to be incredibly high. It’s not like finger print tracking where you place the identifying part on a sensor, this needs to be able to read your eye from a distance. Only a few more months until MWC where hopefully we’ll learn all we need to about the Galaxy S5. 

Samsung looks to LDS-type casing for faster Galaxy S5 production

In a bid to reduce the amount of time it takes to re-jig a handset for a specific region, Samsung may adopt LDS-type casing with built in antennas for its upcoming Galaxy S5.
Samsung put this technology to use aboard its Galaxy Note 3 handset, which is one of the reasons why it is 1mm thinner than 2012’s Note 2. With LDS technology, the antenna is placed inside the back of the smartphone, rather than the body of the device, and takes up less room.

According to a report from ET News, some models of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will use the LDS antenna technology, and the reason is two fold: one, it trims down the smartphone and, two, its implementation prevents delays when tweaking antenna design for specific regions. 
ET News spoke with an “industry insider” about the technology, and its potential effect on the production and overall look at feel of Samsung’s next-gen handsets.
“When we were developing the Galaxy S3, it took us more than three weeks to change the antenna frequency design for different countries and regions. As we began to use the LDS-type cases with built-in antennas, we could reduce the development time to 3-4 days," the industry insider added.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S5 in Q1 2014, while the Galaxy Note 4 – a handset we don’t yet know much about – is believed to be launching later in the year (late-Q2, early-Q3). 

Samsung may switch AMOLED for LCD aboard Galaxy S5 – new claims

Reports suggest Samsung is looking to cut costs with its upcoming Galaxy S5 and will replace its usual AMOLED display setup with a PLS LCD one instead. The news comes via ET News, which claims such a move would cut production costs by as much as 20%.
Samsung used PLS LCD setups on its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Nexus 10 tablets, but has yet to implement the technology aboard a smartphone. LCD displays have other benefits, too. Colours, when the panel is properly calibrated, appear more natural, and the LCD displays require less power than their AMOLED counterparts.
Samsung would not comment on the rumour, however, so it’s difficult to verify the claims. Also, there’s been a lot of talk about the company’s next-generation of Galaxy devices utilizing Samsung’s flexible OLED panels – you know, the unbreakable ones.
Other rumours point to Samsung adopting 2K resolutions aboard the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4. And while nothing is set in stone regarding an official launch for either device, persistent rumours and leaks continue to suggest Samsung will launch its next-gen Galaxy S5 in Q1 2014 – perhaps even as early as January.
Whether it will use LCD, AMOLED or the company’s new Flexible OLED tech remains to be seen. Either way, if it has a 2K resolution, we can’t see too many people really caring all that much…

Samsung Galaxy S5 to be bundled with Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch

Further reports have emerged out of Korea suggesting Samsung is preparing the Galaxy S5 for a launch in Q1, specifically towards the end of February and the beginning of March.
While both devices will surely be available seperately, it appears Samsung will launch the Galaxy S5 alongside the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch, which will be around 20% thinner than the original model.
It's thought Samsung will offer the Galaxy S5 in bundle deals paired with the Galaxy Gear 2 just as it did with the Galaxy Note 3 and the first-generation Galaxy Gear.
The sources also re-iterate that Samsung's Galaxy S5 will debut with Android 4.4 KitKat onboard.

Highest ever screen resolution?

A new Samsung handset has appeared online revealing a number of specs which could end up being the Galaxy S5. According to data collected by benchmarking software GFXBench a device called SM-G900S has 2K or 2560x1440p resolution.
The software also revealed a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.4 KitKatand an Adreno 330 GPU. Currently the highest screen resolution on any smartphone is 1920x1080. A number of manufacturers including HTC and Chinese manufacturer Vivo are looking to launch the world’s first 2K resolution smartphones which will pip the S5 to the post.
The upload has since been taken down from GFXBench’s website. There’s no guarantee this is the Samsung Galaxy S5 but it’s more than likely considering rumours suggest an early 2014 release date and we are starting to see details to trickle through. We’ll keep you posted here with anymore Galaxy S5 news.

“Suspect” Samsung Galaxy S5 image appears online

It’s early days yet but the Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks are coming in thick and fast, and today we’ve been treated to an alleged shot of the handset’s aluminum backpanel, complete with Samsung logo. 
The image comes via Japanese blog RB Men and has since been published on another Japanese site, EMS Online. Multiple sources have claimed Samsung’s upcoming S5 handset will see the introduction of new build materials like aluminum.
Images allegedly showing the structural components of Samsung's next flagship smartphone have already rocked up online. Neither image can be verified as “official”, however, so it is advisable to take both with the usual pinch of salt.
Additional reports suggest Samsung will produce two Galaxy S5 handsets: one premium, featuring a metal chassis and flexible OLED display, and another more affordable version with a normal display and plastic chassis. As we said – don’t forget the salt. It’s early days yet…

Samsung SM-G900S benchmarked - suspected Galaxy S5

A Samsung device has appeared in benchmarks, specifically GFXBench, labelled as the Samsung SM-G900S and showing off an impressive spec line-up which leads us to believe it may be the forthcoming Galaxy S5 flagship.
The benchmarking information shows a 2560x1440 pixel resolution, which sits with earlier leaks and subsequent announcements from Samsung that it would include a 560 pixel-per-inch (ppi) "2K" Super AMOLED screen in some of its devices in 2014.
Also of interest is the 2.5GHz clockspeed and specific mention that the chip is Qualcomm silicon with an Adreno 330 GPU, all of which suggests a Snapdragon 800 quad-core model. Android 4.4 KitKat is also listed as being onboard.
Phonearena points out that part of the Android build designation reads "klteskt", which could be reference to Korean network SK Telecom. It's suggested this may be an early testing prototype and we could see spec changes before the final product arrives, including 64-bit Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip variants.
But that's a tough call. Recent evidence suggests Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S5 in Q1 of 2014 with an announcement at either CES or MWC and the phone on the market by March or April. But if that's the case then it will surely miss the boat on both the 64-bit Exynos chip and Snapdragon 805, which aren't expected to be ready until around the Summer.
Could this mean we'll see a repeat scenario where Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 with a Snapdragon 600, only to re-release it with the Snapdragon 800 a few months later?

Samsung now prepping Galaxy S5 production for Q1 release – new claims

Time waits for no man, or Technology Company, for that matter. And in the spirit of doing things fast, Samsung is tipped to be already prepping production of its next flagship, the Galaxy S5, for a release sometime in Q1 2014.
“Highlights surrounding the expected specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 include a 64-bit CPU, which could the first iteration of Samsung's Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) Exynos big.LITTLE chip capable of running on eight cores simultaneously,” reports GSM Arena.
Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon chipsets – the 805 series – have also been linked to the Galaxy S5, which would seem to indicate that the company is keeping its different-chips-for-different-regions policy in place for its upcoming next wave of devices. 
Android 4.4 is said to be the OS of choice, and the Galaxy S5 could also feature a similar Flexible OLED display to the one found inside the Samsung Galaxy Round. We’ve also heard talk of the display resolution being bumped up to 2K, although size-wise it’s likely to remain unchanged at 5-inches.
The report indicates the Galaxy S5 will use a 4000mAh battery cell for improved longevity. That’s bigger than the Note 3’s 3200mAhh setup, and could be a sign Samsung is moving away from removable battery packs in its Galaxy S range – something that will no doubt irk many of the Samsung faithful.
The Galaxy S5 will also apparently launch along the company’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which the report says is around 15-20% thinner than the current model. The Galaxy Gear 2 will likely be bundled in with the Galaxy S5 once it is released.
Should Samsung launch the Galaxy S5 in Q1 2014 – i.e. sometime between January and March – it’ll have to get a launch in pretty early, and that means either CES 2014 or, more likely, Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. 

Samsung to create 20 MP camera sensor

Samsung’s flagship phones could soon include a 20MP camera. This comes as something of a surprise as previous rumours suggested the Galaxy S5 would feature a 16MP setup. According to Korean site ET News, December 1 was the date when Samsung’s research and development division started worked on a project to develop a 20MP camera sensor from scratch.
It seems this will include autofocus actuators. The source doesn’t comment on whether the 20MP sensor will include optical image stabilization, but ET News reveals this isn't very likely for the Galaxy S5. According to the report, for OIS to be possible in this scenario Samsung would need to find 50 million suspension mechanisms which are not available yet. For this reason it’s likely the 20MP sensor won’t be ready until the second half of 2014, meaning it wont appear in handsets until 2015. Obviously all of this will miss the Galaxy S5's rumoured Q1 2014 launch.
According to an industry insider, Samsung will install the current 16MP camera module in 25% of its smartphones released next year.  It's also believed Samsung plans to sell 360 million smartphones, with the 16MP hardware next year and develop 20MP products for a 2015 release.

Samsung Galaxy S5: First To Market With 2K Display?

In a space dominated by marketing, standing out from the crowd is sometimes hard. Most high-end handsets released this year, on paper, tell a very similar story –– 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 800 chipsets and 1080p displays. That’s par for the course in today’s market.
Adding in marketable USPs, things like fingerprint scanners, eye-tracking technology and fancy camera tech, are what separates the men from the boys. In 2014 this will not change. One area where we could see Samsung pull away from its peers is display tech. 
Reports indicate Samsung is keen to implement 2K displays inside its flagship handsets in 2014, meaning the Galaxy S5 could well be the world’s first smartphone to feature a 2K resolution display, according to Tech Radar, which would equate to a pixel density of around 560ppi on a 5-inch panel. 
Holy MOLY!

Galaxy S5 to skip optical image stabilization

The latest rumour coming from  the Korean based firm is  that the Galaxy S5 will skip Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology for its built-in camera.
OIS is a solution for blurry and shaky photos which happen when the user is shaking the phone while taking a photo.
Camera module manufacturers use the technology to compensate for the physical shaking of the device caused by the user. The technology has been used in digital cameras for a long time but is starting to straddle the divide and become present in a number of smartphone handsets.
Korean website ET News has alleged that it won’t appear the  Galaxy S5, but believes devices shipped in the second half of 2014 would have the feature. It seems to be down to the fact OIS technology is in short supply at Samsung.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 was expected to sport OIS but surprised consumers and journos when it was announced without it, so it does seem likely the first batch of Galaxy S5 devices won’t include the feature.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to go into production in January: metal and plastic models with 4,000mAh battery

Samsung's Galaxy S5 could go into production in January, adding further weight to claims it may launch at Mobile World Congress in February 2014.
The word comes via Korean source ETNews, which also reports there will be both metal and plastic versions and all models will feature a huge 4,000mAh battery pack.
As with previous releases, there will be two processor variants. Allegedly one will be using Samsung's forthcoming 64-bit Exynos Octa eight-core chip, while the other will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon. It's not clear whether this will be the current Snapdragon 800 or the newly revealed Snapdragon 805.
What is also not clear, is whether the processor type will be specific to the different models made from either metal or plastic. We could perhaps see both processor variants for each material build, but then factoring in the different storage variants too could perhaps be too many different builds for Samsung.
The sources also re-iterate the display size as around 5-inches using Super AMOLED technology and with a pixel density around 560ppi.
Other rumoured specs include 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel camera.

Built-in multi-party video conference in the Samsung Galaxy S5?

A new patent has been filed outlining a multi-party conference call feature which may appear on the Samsung Galaxy S5. These built-in conference calls would allow the user to have multiple users in one conversation.
document filed to the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service unveiled the details.
It seems that users can use the front and back camera at the same time when in a video call. It’s currently unclear if this feature will be integrated with a number of existent apps or would be a new app entirely. Samsung’s ChatON application already allows one-way conference calls so it seems like the next logical step for the app.
The images below show multi-party conferencing in progress.

Could the Samsung Galaxy S5 have a metal frame?

Our favourite rumour so far is that the S5 could have a metal frame. It’s unclear at the moment but according the French blog No Where Else the image below is the start of Samsung finally opting for a metal design.
This isn’t necessarily the full story as the frame could still be covered in plastic panels.

The frame pictured measures 143.8 x 72.3mm, which would be one of the largest Galaxy models to date, compared to the S4’s 136.6 x 69.8mm or the Galaxy Note 3’s 151.2 x79.2.
This has sparked the speculation that we could be seeing a larger screen on the Galaxy S5.
The original leak doesn’t claim which model of future smartphone is pictured so it could be an entirely different model.
A few things to note include the fact that the camera seems to have been moved to the top right corner whilst traditionally Samsung Galaxy devices have had them in the centre.
Also the headphone jack is placed at the bottom on the frame, usually positioned in the top on the Samsung Galaxy range. Once we know more details on the Galaxy S5 you’ll find them here on Know Your Mobile.
As the centuries-old adage goes, anything Apple can do, Samsung can do better. That means following Apple's debut of fingerprint scanning with the iPhone 5S -- and HTC’s similar move with the HTC One Max -- the company is breaking out an eye scanner for the Galaxy S5. Well, according to rumour anyway.
Patent Bolt has found a recent Samsung patent filing for a retina scanner, adding fuel to the rumours. And even if the eye scanner technology isn't developed in time to reach the Galaxy S5, the patent indicates we might be seeing a VERY exciting new addition to the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6.


Hot on Apple’s trail, Samsung has officially confirmed that it is just about finished making its 64-bit Exynos processor chip and it will be including the new hardware inside devices launched in 2014.
Rumors have been swirling around the tech world about Samsung’s development of its own in-house chipset since the announcement of Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip in the iPhone 5S in September. While the Korean company never outright denied the rumors, it never really confirmed them either - until now.
An ARM official has confirmed that the 64-bit chip is definitely coming and a 128-bit chip is soon to follow.
The official’s exact words were, “Executives from Samsung and ARM had a meeting today. They discussed the ARM 64-bit chip, which is expected to be used in Samsung’s smartphone next year.”
The 128-bit chip is still two years away from being released but the official said we should expect the 64-bit processor in the company’s devices starting next year. 
This marks a similar move to Sony, which has issued multiple handsets over the last 12 months with water and dust proofing, including flagship models such as the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1. Sony's phones can be submerged in up to a metre of water safely.
Of course, this isn't entirely new territory for Samsung either, the company launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active shortly after the flagship Galaxy S4 with such weatherproofing and reports indicate a similarly rugged Note 3 model is in the works.

Release date

If you're waiting for the Galaxy S5 to come out before you buy your next phone, you may not have that much longer to wait.

At least, according to the Digital Journal which suggests that we will likely see an S5 in March 2014, a year after the release of the S4. That's not all -  it should have a 16 MP camera, offer Android 4.4 Kitkat and 3GB of RAM for improved performance.
"Stephen Woo, System LSI president, stated that Samsung will first offer a 64-bit processor based on ARM's core before releasing an optimized IP-cores. However, unlike Apple, Samsung did not code Android and so they will need Google to write the 64-bit version for it", it reports.
We'd take the rumours with a pinch of salt. While we've heard rumours that  the S5 will come equipped with a 64-bit processor, other specs remain unclear.

4GB of RAM?

Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship may be one of the first smartphones to hit the market with 4GB of RAM, according to Korean sources.
Korean IT news source has re-iterated the rumour that Samsung will debut a 64-bit processor aboard the Galaxy S5 but adds that it will carry 4GB of RAM to make best use of the new architecture, according to "industry officials familiar with Samsung Electronics."

The move comes following criticisms of Apple's 64-bit A7 chip found in the iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2and iPad 5. Despite showing impressive benchmark results which trounce much of the competition, critics allege that in actual use users won't notice a significant hike in performance due to 64-bit requiring a minimum of 4GB RAM to really see an effect. Apple's products are believed to use 1GB of RAM.

Source : TOI , Knowyourmobile