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AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 may be in testing as the SM-G900A

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AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 may be in testing as the SM-G900A
Although Samsung will likely not announce its Galaxy S5 before February 2014, AT&T might be already playing around with the smartphone in its labs.

@evleaks (one of the most reliable sources out there) has it that AT&T is currently testing a Samsung SM-G900A. Two different versions of this smartphone - SM-G900F and SM-G900S - appeared earlier this month in benchmarks, suggesting that it’s a device with a 2560 x 1440 pixels display and Android KitKat.

Since the 2K display wars have already begun - with China’s Vivo announcing its Xplay 3S smartphone today - it makes sense for Samsung to include a screen with this resolution in its next flagship handset. And, as all the latest rumors are striving to show, the company’s next big thing is almost surely the Galaxy S5.

Now, we can’t say for certain that SM-G900A, SM-G900S and SM-G900F are Galaxy S5 variants. But that’s the most likely scenario anyway. Samsung probably doesn't want to put a
AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 may be in testing as the SM-G900A
2K screen on anything else than the successor to the Galaxy S4 - at least not in the near future. 

The Galaxy S4 was launched by all major US carriers this year, and it’s expected from Samsung to also strike Galaxy S5 deals with all of them. We'll let you know when we uncover more details on this.

source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:53

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6220; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Too early to tell. And don't all AT&T Samsung's hand sets end with a number 7 for AT&T? Wait till next May when Samsung unveiled GSV.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:03

2. sniper1087 (Posts: 344; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Not really the note 3 for at is the N900A

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:09

3. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


Its not going to have metal body ...

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 11:36 2

4. dre786 (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


you will see a GS 4 with some very minor improvements of gimmicks features
same old thin cheap plastic and plenty hype. my advise watch LG in 2014 android market.apple will be doing the same too like samsung after all thats where samsung stole their marketing from.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:19 1

5. donfem (Posts: 520; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Every opportunity to have an open mind and be objective about Samsung gives clowns like you the leeway to show your folly.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 01:56 1

9. JMartin22 (Posts: 756; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


What more do people like you want in a high-end smartphone? Honestly, the iPhone 5S was even more incremental and insignificant than that of the Galaxy S4.. The biggest improvements were the GPU, a negligible boost in the camera and some fingerprint scanner tacked on. The S4 brought some much needed hardware improvements over its predecessor.

Things the S4 had over the S III?
- A much better display [brighter, more energy efficient, and accurate]
- 1080p made a noticable difference over 720p since the S III used PenTile.
- A far better CPU/GPU combo
- More hardware implementations for developers to utilize
- Software and some UI elements did improve as well
- The camera is all-around better
- The battery life is has improved
- More better design engineering (fitting a bigger display in the same physical dimensions, thinner, lighter)

You can bicker irrationally all you want about Samsung's smartphones. But the fact is, no phone is going to turn into a skateboard at this point. We're going to see incremental improvements to what's vital and important at this point. Things like display quality, battery longivity, camera quality, processing power etc..

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 09:20

11. sniper1087 (Posts: 344; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


well the problem I have with samsung is all the bloat they put on it on the S4 even though the hardware was there the phone still manage to stutter and yes it is not the hardwares fault but touchwiz is just as heavy as when sense 3.0 came out or even worst. I just hope they remake their UI which could lead to more people which hate it to get their devices.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 19:43

6. Furbal (Posts: 259; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


How did they decide 2560x is 2k? -_-

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 00:02

7. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)


I still think its stupid that they are going higher then 1080p for smartphone screens 6 inches and under i mean really? Just another lame marketing excuse i guess, i mean my S4's screen is allready sharp enough in my opinion, so at some point are we going to have phones with 700ppi or higher lol!!

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 01:27

8. dratomic (Posts: 458; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


marketing gimmick or not 4k screens will be intorduced and then they will zoom in with a microscope and want to force you to believe that it makes a difference. look at what they did when introducing that 2k phone... in my opinion 1080p is good enough.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 01:58

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 756; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


It was mentioned that 1440p screens might actually render desktop websites on mobile displays a little more accurately and less wonky. That's one practical benefit of the resolution boost.

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