More rumors about Samsung Galaxy S5's hardware specs posted

The rumor mill has been active for months about Samsung's plans for the Galaxy S5 smartphone, including word that it might have eye scanning technology. Today, noted fan site SamMobile claims to have word on some specific hardware specs for the next version of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

The report claims that Samsung will release both metal and plastic versions of the phone, similar to what Apple did in 2013 with the metal iPhone 5s and the plastic 5c model. The story also says that the S5 will have an AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440. While the story says that the size of the display is still not known, they claim they expect it to be around 5.25 inches, which would make it a quarter of an inch larger than the current Galaxy S4.

The story says that, depending on if the model supports LTE, the S5 could have either Samsung's own Exynos 6 processor with 64-bit support or Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 805 chip inside. In the past, the U.S. version of the Galaxy smartphones have had Snapdragon processors, while other parts of the world could get the phone with Samsung's chip. Today's report also says the S5 will have a 16 megapixel rear camera.

There's no word yet on just how much RAM or storage will be inside the S5. The report does say that the announcement is planned for sometime in March, with Samsung holding the press launch in London this time. The actual release of the S5 is planned for April. Finally, we can expect launches for the Galaxy S5 Zoom and Galaxy S5 mini sometime in May and June, respectively.

Source: SamMobile | Samsung Galaxy S Image via Shutterstock

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unless they have a google edition, they can give it all the horsepower they want, I aint interested

HATE manufacturers egos when they think they can produce a better launcher than google themselves

So the screen is just a gnats testicle smaller than my Galaxy Note, but much higher res. Seems like a great spec too, just as long as the battery life is good. Looks like I know what my new phone will be.

Ever since samsung implemented knox they can **** off.

Nexus is where it's at. Nexus 5 matches the note 3 spec wise for half the price, I call that a win.

Chris123NT said,
Nexus is where it's at. Nexus 5 matches the note 3 spec wise for half the price, I call that a win.

I'm inclined to agree. I have really enjoyed my S3 but instead of waiting for the S5 I'm just going to go with the Nexus 5. I love Samsung's hardware but they put way too much of their software on the devices.

Load anything that modifies your system partition and you've voided the warranty and Samsung have been known to refuse warranty repairs for it.

Stupid!!

Nogib said,

I'm inclined to agree. I have really enjoyed my S3 but instead of waiting for the S5 I'm just going to go with the Nexus 5. I love Samsung's hardware but they put way too much of their software on the devices.

It probably won't affect the consumers outside of S.Korea but starting in 2014, Samsung is required by law to allow consumers an easy option to remove all of their "crapware", virtually making the phone a google edition. The law applies to all mobile phone mfgs in Korea.

astropheed said,
Huh? No it isn't.

specs is OK but not extraordinary. the only big difference is 64-bit which android doesn't support anyway. and then 16MP camera which is pale compare to 40 MP of L1020

trojan_market said,

16MP camera which is pale compare to 40 MP of L1020

Oh, you actually think that means something; alright. I'm glad marketing is still a viable career choice.

Oh, you actually think that means something; alright. I'm glad marketing is still a viable career choice.

It means, at the most basic level, that the hardware gives more flexibility in how photons can be distributed across pixel bins.

I really love high PPI displays, and i can easily see a difference between 720p and 1080p on a 5" screen. But 2560x1440 is just getting silly now (if true). They should focus more on image quality, things like colour accuracy, which is one of the only good things about an iPhone.

Yeah that's really silly. Why limit yourself to 2560x1440 when 4K is where it's at these days? I'm getting tired of these low res phones.

NoClipMode said,
I really love high PPI displays, and i can easily see a difference between 720p and 1080p on a 5" screen. But 2560x1440 is just getting silly now (if true). They should focus more on image quality, things like colour accuracy, which is one of the only good things about an iPhone.

I agree... I would rather have a 1080 over 1440 now days myself. Less battery drain for nearly zero visual impact. And focus on color so we can get better, more dynamic visuals rather than even smoother than smooth text...

Enron said,
Yeah that's really silly. Why limit yourself to 2560x1440 when 4K is where it's at these days? I'm getting tired of these low res phones.

well there's no /s on your post so I assume you are being serious. Not sure how good your eyesight is, but I don't think I could even tell the difference between 1080 and 1440, let alone 4k!!

yea, I don't quite get this. Is there some pinnacle for resolution to screen size ratio that's being aimed at? Or is it just... "let's go higher!"

glen8 said,

well there's no /s on your post so I assume you are being serious. Not sure how good your eyesight is, but I don't think I could even tell the difference between 1080 and 1440, let alone 4k!!

Well they would include a microscope with the phone so you can see the pixels.

5.25 inches? Not much smaller than the Note 2, but not much bigger than the S4...I think I could fit that in my pocket.

Nick H. said,
5.25 inches? Not much smaller than the Note 2, but not much bigger than the S4...I think I could fit that in my pocket.

But just big enough to create EVEN MORE differentiation between the goddamn cases. Samsung can go die in a fiery pit of phone and tablet cases.