Samsung Electronics has traditionally unveiled its flagship smartphones at specially organized events. However, the company decided to change the tradition and its upcoming Galaxy S5 will be released during Mobile World Congress, an industrial trade-show. Moreover, general specifications of the new handset as well as its design are already known, thanks to numerous publications.
Based on numerous leaks on the Internet (1, 2), the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 5.25” AMOLED screen with 2560*1440 resolution (560ppi pixel density), 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB of NAND flash storage, 16MP main camera, 3.2MP front camera, 3200mAh battery, etc. The smartphone will naturally support all the modern wireless standards, including 4G/LTE, LTE-advanced, 3G/3.5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and so on.
It is interested to note that various versions of Samsung Galaxy S5 will be based on at least three different application processors: Samsung Exynos 6-series (presumably featuring 64-bit cores), Snapdragon 805 (with four Qualcomm Krait cores, new Adreno graphics, etc.) as well as good-old Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. All three versions of the SGS5 will offer different levels of performance, features and power consumption. Basically, this means that three versions of the Galaxy S5 will feature completely different experience.
Provided that the images of the Galaxy S5 smartphone published on the Web are genuine, then it looks like the SGS5 will be significantly different from its predecessors. The new handset will feature hardware Google Android buttons, a camera with a large lens as well as two LED flashes on the back. The design of the SGS5 will be rather sleek, but not something extraordinary. The material of the Galaxy S5 is not known at present.
Traditionally, Samsung pre-loads exclusive software onto its smartphones to differentiate itself from the rivals. It is not known what the company plans to include with its new flagship smartphone this time, but it will clearly add some apps that will take advantage of its new display, system-on-chips as well as forthcoming Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.
Samsung did not comment on the news-story.