Just months after Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4, the flagship smartphone has started losing its charm on the Internet. And this is not because of any competitor that is better than the Galaxy S4, but because of the successor that will one day make the Galaxy S4 look like an outdated smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S5!
Yes, various rumors and reports from sources all around the world have started making it to the Internet. Starting from the month of December, the rumor mill is going to have a difficult time keeping up with news and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the consumer market as early as Q1 of 2014. That definitely is good news, but do you really know what Samsung is up to?
2K Display Resolution!
One of the latest rumors indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have an ultra HD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, also referred to as 2K resolution. This ultra HD screen resolution is expected to be offered on a display that will be 5-inches or 5.2-inches diagonally. If you do the math in the right way, you will understand that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a screen resolution of more than 560 ppi (pixels per inch).
We know 560 ppi sounds like a really big number, and trust us when we say this: ‘It really is very big!’ Current flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 and the LG G2 have pixel density values that range between 400 to 441 (only the HTC One has a higher pixel density of 469 ppi due to the smaller screen).
It is believed that the human eye is only suitable for a pixel density as high as 350 ppi or so. Any value higher than that is of no practical use, since our eyes really can’t make out the difference. So is Samsung over doing it this time? Do we really need a display resolution that is even higher than the 55-inch and 60-inch full HD television sets at our home? Is full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels not good enough for your eyes?
Another rumor indicates that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a metal frame, and will be made out of unibody metal shells. The report comes from a Japanese-based website EMSOne, which states that a number of manufacturers have been assigned the job to finish millions of unibody metal shells. The number is expected to be somewhere between 10 and 30 million, and the unibody metal shells seem to be for the Samsung Galaxy S5. This task has been assigned to ODM Catcher Technology from Taiwan, BYD from China and Ju Teng again from Taiwan.
If you have been following the rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5, you must have already checked out the leaked image that showed a metal frame for a device whose screen size was expected to be bigger than 5-inches. You will be amazed to know that Samsung is expected to be working on not one, but two new flagship level smartphones! The first one will obviously be the Samsung Galaxy S5 whereas the second one is expected to be new high-end premium F series.
So is this metal body going to be used for the new Samsung F series only or will it also be used for the Samsung Galaxy S5? If the F series is being called as the new premium series, does this mean that the Galaxy S series is not premium and high-end anymore?
Quad-core or True octa-core?
When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S5, this is one of the main questions that everyone is interested in! Everyone wants to know whether the next-gen Android flagship smartphone from Samsung will set new standards with a true octa-core chipset that will have 64-bit processing capabilities?
We have an interesting update for you, but we are not sure if that’s what you have been waiting for. Recently, a new Samsung device codenamed Samsung SM-G900S has been spotted in GFX Benchmark. But instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or the 64-bit Samsung Exynos chipset, this device was running on an upgraded version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.
When we said upgraded, we were talking about the processor speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset used in Samsung SM-G900S had a quad-core processor that was clocked at 2.46 GHz. The chipset had the same GPU, Adreno 330 but we do not have details about the amount of RAM that was on-board.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be one extra-ordinary smartphone, and whether you like it or not, TouchWiz UI will be a part of it. We are sure that the company will make improvements to this UI so that it runs smooth as butter and saves battery as well.
On the hardware side, the smartphone is expected to be equipped with the best parts that are available in the market. There have been rumors indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a massive 4000 mAh battery and a high performance 16 MP primary camera.
We do not want to go on and on with the hardware specifications in detail, but if you are interested to know what Samsung is up to, you can check out the rumored spec sheet given below. Do let us know what you think about the upcoming smartphone and also tell us about the features that you would want to see on the device. We are waiting to hear from you, so share your feedback in the comments section below.
Samsung Galaxy S5 (Key specifications)
- 5-inch ultra HD capacitive touchscreen display
- 2560 x 1440 pixels screen resolution
- 560+ ppi pixel density
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 / Samsung Exynos chipset
- Quad-core processor / True octa-core processor
- Adreno 330 GPU / PowerVR Series 6 GPU
- 3 GB of RAM
- 16 MP primary camera
- 2 MP secondary camera
- 16 / 32 / 64 GB of internal storage
- Up to 64 GB of expandable storage
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 4000 mAh battery