CRIMSON UK MOBILE OPERATOR Vodafone has prematurely committed to offer the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One 2 smartphones.
That's courtesy of the mobile network's Coming Soon webpage, where Vodafone has been quick to announce that it will sell the next generation flagship smartphones from both Samsung and HTC.
Vodafone has posted an image of Samsung's Unpacked 5 event invitation on the page, seemingly confirming that it will offer what is revealed at the press conference, likely the Galaxy S5, when it goes on sale. Below that, Vodafone also promoted HTC's upcoming 25 March event where it's expected to announce the HTC One 2 smartphone.
"Keep it locked to Vodafone Social for info on the next big thing from HTC, which will be unveiled on 25 March," the website proclaimed.
Vodafone hasn't revealed any details about pricing or availability for either smartphone yet. However, a post on O2 Germany's website has already revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available at the end of February, suggesting that it will go on sale just days after its unveiling at MWC.
Samsung is expected to present the Galaxy S5 on 24 March in Barcelona, complete with a 5in 2K resolution display, a quad-core 2.3GHz processor and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system. Rumours are also pointing to a built-in fingerprint sensor, a 20MP rear-facing camera with a slow-motion video mode, LTE support and a waterproof casing.
We don't know quite so much about the HTC One 2, which is expected to launch as "The All New HTC One", although speculation suggests that it will have a 5in HD 1080p resolution display, a quad-core processor, a dual camera sensor, the Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system and the same metal-clad casing as the original HTC One. µ
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