These rumours about the Samsung Galaxy S5 are really heating up. Earlier on, it was in news that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would have metal casing, that is, it would come in a premium metal body. Although many gadget freaks appreciated it as metal body looks surely adds a premium feel, but there are customers who still prefer plastic body to a metal body. Samsung has smartly understood this concept and hence, thought of launching the Samsung Galaxy S5 in two variants –one with a metal body and the other with a plastic body.
The metal variant would be priced higher than the plastic variant and the difference would be around €150. Some people are also saying that the metal variant might be named as Samsung Galaxy F, thereby excluding it from the S series of Samsung and initiating an entirely new series.
As far as the chipset is considered, there would be two variants of the chipset as well. One of them would be with the Snapdragon 805 chipset and another one would be the Exynos chipset, which would be a true Octa-core SoC Exynos 6 chipset, supporting the ARMv8 64-bit standard. The former version is eagerly awaited in the tech world as it would be one of the first devices having such a powerful chipset.
Chances are there that the premium metal variant of the Galaxy S5 would come with the Exynos version of the chipset while the plastic version would come with the Snapdragon chipset. Rumours also said that the Exynos chipset would be void of LTE connectivity.
As far as the appearance is concerned, it would reportedly be 5.25 inches diagonally and the resolution would be super-high (QHD), that is, 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Sharp LCD would be skipped and in its place, AMOLED would be there. A 16 MP camera would further increase the power of the smartphone and the Android version would be the latest one, Android 4.4 KitKat. Whether there would be an optical image stabilisation feature built-in the camera is still being hotly debated.
According to the latest reports, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled around March at the MWC.