Samsung Said to Be Working on Upgrades Spec for Galaxy S5 Smartphone
Published on: 6th Apr 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Samsung is rumoured to be working on an upgrade for its only just announced Galaxy S5 smartphone.
The key difference for the newer model is that while the "standard" S5 comes with a 1080p Full HD panel, the upgraded model could be coming with a 2-inch 2,560×1,440 display instead.
In fact, the standard model was expected to come with the higher-spec display, but when it didn't launch with that, speculation rose that the company would pull its usual trick of having multiple variants of each handset model.
That appears to be happening with a mystery Samsung SM-G906S running some public benchmarking tests.
The phone, if it is the higher-spec Galaxy S5 appears to come with a 2.45 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 16 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the OS.
Excepting the screen and the RAM, the phone is otherwise identical to the Galaxy S5 in terms of specifications.
The processor is also new, and was not expected to start appearing in handsets in retail stores until the middle of this year, giving a hint as to the launch date for this new Samsung handset.
On the web: GFXBench