High end potential Samsung Galaxy S5 variant spotted with QHD display and 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU

High end potential Samsung Galaxy S5 variant spotted with QHD display and 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU

Rumours of a super-high end Samsung Galaxy S5 variant have been doing the rounds for a long while now, fuelled in part by questions over some of the features the regular Galaxy S5 didn't have when it was officially announced back in February.

But there's been fresh info since then too, like this week's news that a Samsung SM-G906S has been spotted on GFXBench with a Snapdragon 805 processor and a QHD (2560 x 1440) display.

It's not the first time a potential high-performance variant of the Galaxy S5 has been spotted on GFXBench. Phone Arena points out a previous leak surrounding a Samsung SM-G900R4 that also boasted a QHD display – and its model number is a closer match to the SM-G900 that is the existing Galaxy S5's number.

So there's a chance it's a completely unrelated phone that isn't linked to the Galaxy S5 range at all, and in a sense we don't really care, as we'll happily get acquainted regardless of what it's called.

The display is listed as a 5.2in panel, while that quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor we mentioned above runs at 2.5GHz and is teamed up with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB of RAM. Also mentioned is a 16MP camera.

All told it sounds quite the combination, though we're not sure of the rationale behind trumping your own newly announced flagship with a clearly better alternative just a few months later – especially if it's to carry a completely different name.

But then Samsung's product strategy has often seemed more than a little bizarre, so we certainly wouldn't rule anything out at this stage.

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 4, 2014 at 12:59

It wouldn't surprise me, an S4 variant with a Snapdragon 800 SoC was released at some point, so Samsung clearly aren't bothered about outdoing their own flagship models.

If they release a better S5 with an 805 and 1440p display, I wonder what the Note 4 will bring to the table...


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