It has been long rumored that Samsung might be working on a premium version of the Galaxy S5; it has been two weeks since the official release and more evidence to support this claim has been uncovered. The rumored handset would be aimed at providing a premium experience by improving specifications and build quality.
According to BGR, new evidence of the device has appeared on a manifest posted by Indian import site, Zauba. The manifest lists a handset, SM-G906K that was shipped from South Korea earlier last week. This is similar to a model that was spotted on the GFXBench site nearly two weeks ago. Although the device has since been pulled from the GFXBench website, the rumored specifications included:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 running at 2.5Ghz
- Qualcomm Adreno 420 GPU
- 5.2” 2560 x 1440 display
- 3GB RAM
- 16 MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera
- 32GB of storage
This would all be packaged in a metal housing, heavily deviating from the materials used in Samsung's current handsets. It is unclear when or if this handset will launch, but the above specifications are impressive compared to current flagship handsets that are available. Samsung could position this new handset as a limited release and attempt to launch it near the release of the iPhone 6; the Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently available worldwide.
Source: BGR | Image via Samsung