Rumour has it the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is as little as a couple of months away, and as such it’s no surprise to find the rumour mill spinning itself into a veritable frenzy.
The latest rumours come via a spanking new benchmarkamajig, giving another glimpse at supposed Samsung Galaxy S5 specs.
With credit to GFXBench, SamMobile relays word of something called the SM-G900S. That’s not too far off the Samsung Galaxy Round’s model number (SM-G910S), but it’s widely thought that we’re looking at stats for a Samsung Galaxy S5 as opposed to a Galaxy Round 2. Yeah, let's go with the former.
For starters, Samsung Galaxy S5 specs appear to include KitKat Android 4.4 (the latest version of Google’s ubiquitous smartphone OS), which pretty much goes without saying at this stage.
We also have the MSM8974 processor, more commonly known as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. It’s clocked at 2.5GHz here, a tad higher than the commonly found 2.3GHz on current flagships.
The final point of note in the benchmark is a 2K resolution (2560 x 1440). That’s 3.7 million pixels in the palm of your hand. Take a second to think about that.
Furthermore, if the Samsung Galaxy S5 display measures 5in diagonally as widely rumoured, that’d yield a PPI of almost 590. Steve Jobs suggested 300PPI was a reasonable cut-off for the human eye, and here Samsung is doubling that figure. A pointless advance? You decide.
Other rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 specs include a 64-bit processor (probably for the non-LTE variant), 16MP rear camera, and perhaps flexibility to some extent (which kinda contradicts the notion of a metal chassis).
Samsung hasn’t said anything official, but the Galaxy S5 launch is tipped for January or February next year.