A new leak has allegedly revealed the pricing and specifications of Samsung’s much-anticipated next flagship smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S5.
Sammobile in a report citing sources has revealed that the South Korean manufacturer will unveil two variants of the alleged Galaxy S5: a metal variant which will be priced at 800 euros (approximately Rs. 67,000), and a plastic variant at 650 euros (approximately Rs. 54,500). It’s worth pointing out that earlier reports had suggested that Samsung has been working on two variants of the Galaxy S5.
The report also reveals some of the specifications of the yet-to-be-announced flagship smartphone, which include a QHD (1440×2560 pixel) Super AMOLED display, Exynos 6 (believed to be the successor of the Exynos 5 chipsets) or Snapdragon 805 processors; a 16-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 is also widely expected to come with iris recognition or eye-scanning technology for unlocking the phone. Unfortunately, the report sheds no light whether both the alleged Galaxy S5 variants will come with the same innards or not.
Notably, a Samsung SM-G900S device was earlier spotted boasting a screen resolution of 1440×2560 pixels (2K), which was believed to be the Galaxy S5. The device was said to come with a 5.0- or 5.2-inch display, making the pixel density an incredible 560ppi. In addition, a previous report revealed that the South Korean manufacturer had placed an order of 181 million 16-megapixel camera modules for next year, which was thought to be equipped in company’s upcoming high-end smartphones, including the rumoured 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5.
Further, Sammobile also claims that Samsung has plans to release the alleged Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom soon after unveiling the rumoured Galaxy S5; a strategy that the South Korean giant followed with the Galaxy S4 in 2013. Additionally, the report suggests that both the alleged Galaxy S5 variants will sport a Super AMOLED display and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat.
An earlier report has already indicated that Samsung is planning a global event in London scheduled around mid-March. Further, the event has been said to be for the unveiling of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5.