Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 on MWC because of lack of innovation

Mixed Response to Galaxy S5: Why Was Galaxy S5 Unveiled Earlier than Expected? | BusinessKorea:

A source in the mobile phone industry remarked, “Actually, there is a general consensus among Samsung employees about a lack of product innovation, even before the Galaxy S5 was revealed.” The source concluded by saying, “To the best of my knowledge, Samsung decided to showcase the new model at MWC 2014, rather than through a separate Unpacked event, because it was much easier to divert attention away from the innovation problem

Ouch… But I'll agree that the Samsung Galaxy S5 lacks innovation and exciting features, and then that ugly and uninspiring design on top of that…