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Alleged Galaxy S5 box snap lists 5.25" Quad HD screen, 20 MP camera and 3000 mAh battery

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Alleged Galaxy S5 box snap lists 5.25" Quad HD screen, 20 MP camera and 3000 mAh battery

A photo claimed to be of the bottom side on a retail Samsung Galaxy S5 box has been tipped, and it shows some specs that are quite different from the conventional, albeit rumor-derived knowledge about the handset.

The styling and iconography on the rear side of the box look exactly like the wrapper that the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 arrive with. That also means the alleged specs could very well have been doctored over a box snap of those two, though it differs enough from them both - there's no S Pen icon here, and no RAM icon on the S4 box, for example.

In any case, you can see for yourself that the alleged S5 box lists it having a Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display, which is in line with predictions, a 2.5 GHz processor, likely the fastest Snapdragon 800, and 3 GB of RAM, just like the leaked AnTuTu screenshot of one of the US models of the S5 predicted yesterday.

The similarities, however, stop here, as the phone is listed with 20 MP rear camera, and 3000 mAh battery, while conventional leaked wisdom so far pointed to a 16 MP unit on the back, and a 3200 mAh battery pack. Also, the "2" in the 20 MP camera icon is not bolded, whereas on the S4 and Note 3 boxes the "1" depicting a 13 MP camera is in bolded font, so take this with the obligatory grain of salt until more stable proof appears for such a high-res camera indeed.

Last month we got tipped that an S5 variant will feature a 20 MP camera and 2900 mAh battery, which is close enough to the specs listed on the box here. At the same time, Korean media reported back in December that Samsung is prepping a 20 MP camera sensor, developed from scratch for its flagships, but at the time it wasn't sure there will be enough yield for it to appear in millions of units sold, as will be the case with the S5, so everything is still up in the air regarding the camera.

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:37 17

1. hipnotika (Posts: 295; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Quad hd amoled screen the best of best !!!
(İam an iphone 5s user)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:58 16

19. Astoni (Posts: 473; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Quad HD on mobile screen less than 6" can go and die.. FHD is more than enough and won't drain so much battery.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:00 6

21. PAPINYC (Posts: 2251; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Based on your comment, I don't think Quad HD will "train" the battery either.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:31 4

35. Astoni (Posts: 473; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Look again ;)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:05

51. PAPINYC (Posts: 2251; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


touché ..... oh, and I didn't see the part about 6 inches; you are correct, Sir (or Madam) *-)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:43 3

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


yeah 1 year ago they said the same thing for FHD so history repeats itself....

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:03 1

49. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


That's true we did say that I even said 720p is good enough well it is, but 1080p is that much better. Why because it is established a lot of content but still not everything is in FHD. I would prefer if we get all the content out there to be optimised for full HD before we jump even higher with no content actually taking advantage of it.

The jump however will go straight to 4K however because all the TVs will have them. In the next couple of years. I still doubt that content for that will be available for another 3 or 4 years!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:08 1

52. PAPINYC (Posts: 2251; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I beg to differ, I think this will make playing Flappy Bird all that much more exciting.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:04 3

50. Finalflash (Posts: 1630; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Why don't people understand that nothing is designed for these screens? 1080p there was content for and mainly apple fan boys called it is useless. This time though there really is no purpose for it and no one will adapt content for it because all the retarded content producers aim for the most wide spread form which isn't even 1080p. They literally are wasting battery life with this because it is the screen, the thing that usually eats the whole battery.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:16

54. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Exactly the next jump will be straight to 4K, UHD or 2160p however you want to call it. However the majority of content won't be taking advantage of this for at least 5-6 years. You all saw how long it to get FHD mainstream!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:32 1

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


I keep this comment in my mind. next year you will say the same thing

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:37

64. Astoni (Posts: 473; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


i won't :p. i bearly like 1080p.
It's nice that i can't see the pixels like on the s3 (720p)
But it drains so much battery its annoying.
I really want them to stop at 1080p MAX and focus on improving battery, cameras and software. i coudln't care less about CPU and GPUs atm since they are extremely powerfull for being such small handheld devices. i mean wtf if you take nintendos 3ds games they look really good for being such a cheap console with sh*tty GPU and CPU. Mobilephones has better CPU and CPU yet no games e.x is even close to that good.

i know it isn't all about games but it was all i could think of atm since apps and everything runs smooth as hell on the Snapdragon 800 and A7.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:52 2

46. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Meh , note 3 user here . Amoled screen poor outdoor visibility

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:41 12

56. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8025; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Meh , note 3 user here . Amoled screen amazing outdoor visibility

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:13 7

59. hellonerds (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Iphone/note 3 user... time to get your "retina" checked.. note 3 is brighter

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:15 2

60. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Not compared to my xperia

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:38 8

65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8025; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Note 3 can obtain up to 660 nits of brightness when outside so that's how I know you're lying.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:39 3

66. Astoni (Posts: 473; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Meh, Xperia user here. Battery sucks d*ck and camera can't take sharp pictures...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:09 1

72. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Camera is fine in my ZL , but agree battery and viewing angles sucked

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:18 1

62. Ashoaib (Posts: 1749; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Poor outdoor visibility? are you sure you took note 3 while going out?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:59 3

67. sergiobr (Posts: 412; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I think you bought a fake "chinese version". Note 3 (real) here and ... is the best indoor or outdoor.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:08

71. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Is the n9005 considered a fake note 3 ?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:09 2

53. akki20892 (Posts: 3395; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Okkkk specs look good, but Sammy bring new design because tired of this same design.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:17

61. chunky1x (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


QHD is useless in small screen. Tablets are the only ones that benefit QHD. I've seen recently LG's OLED curve tv with QHD, except for a tad more clarity, it is not as impressive as claimed in the first place.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:41 14

2. power_x (Posts: 222; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


tell me again why we need a QHD on a phone ?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:45 31

7. superduper (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


For the same reason we need eight cores and 40 megapixels.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:48 11

11. tango_charlie (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


But to be honest Nokia's 41MP camera isn't just marketing. It gives you the option for lossless zoom and images with insanely high details. Nevertheless +1 for your comment.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:55 7

15. tech2 (Posts: 1993; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So QHD display is the only display that will do justice to the photo taken on Lumia 1020 ?

0.o

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:57 3

47. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Yes this is true about the lossless zoom feature. But quad HD is useless when no content will be optimised for it. Before we move on shouldn't all content be at least 1080p. Plus if it is QHD you would need at least a 5000 mah battery to last a Full day with heavy use.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:53 2

13. poikilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Best reply ever

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:46 3

8. tango_charlie (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Consumers need an argument to upgrade their devices. Marketing. Kapitalism.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:59 1

20. phljcnth (Posts: 261; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Maybe a QHD resolution would make Super AMOLED even brighter since there will be much thinner gaps between subpixels. Super AMOLED displays are known to be relatively less bright when compared to LCDs. I'm also guessing this will enable additional color(s) of subpixel like white and/or yellow to be added for better color calibration.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:20 3

30. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


For the people that enjoy the visual experience. Yeah, that may not be top priority for everyone, but there are people who truly enjoy the visual experience.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:37

38. davenycept (Posts: 171; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


We don't but everyone wants "more, more, more"!!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:42

3. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Might as well be the real deal...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:43 5

4. tango_charlie (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Fake! Why?
It says 1080p recording, but you can be damn sure that the S5 will be capable of 4K video recording and Samsung will certainly advertise that feature.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:55 1

14. HASHTAG (Posts: 145; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


I highly doubt that's the reason why it would be fake. 4K is pretty much a wasted feature, since not a lot of people have access to 4K technology.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:03

24. tango_charlie (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Sadly true, but it's not about using something but just having the option to do. It's like buying a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and advertising its offroad capabilities where as 90% of all buyers will never drive offroad. It's just feeling of " If i ever will I could". And that's how marketing works.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:01 4

48. rd_nest (Posts: 760; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It's more important than that. It allows you to zoom in the video (check GSMArena for GN3 review).

2nd thing it could help is a 4K video is essentially a 8MP photo. So, you can literally 'shot' 8MP photos from the video itself.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:27 1

33. dratomic (Posts: 460; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i was thinking about the same thing

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:29 1

34. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I agree, that's what made it stick out as fake to me. There is no reason why they would advertise 1080p recording, when they can boast the 4K recording capabilities. Infact, unless it's left to the Galaxy Note 4, I would have thought they would have tried to push the 4K recording capabilities to 60fps.

Right now not eveyone has 4k tv's, but isn't it nice to be able to record some moments in 4k/2160p now? That way when you do upgrade to a 4K tv in the future, you can see 4K video instead of 2k/1080p video upconverted to a 4K tv?

Also, these 4k videos recorded on a cell phone, produce a much better image than the 1080p recorded videos on a cell phone. For those on the go moments, it's better to record it at 4K and then down convert those clips to 2k/1080p at a higher bitrate than the cellphone could and with much more details.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:47

43. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Design of the box!!!! It varies between different galaxy s. Gosh.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:38

68. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6327; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


and DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING u READ ON THE INTERNET. lots of people can use photoshop just too get famous on their own page. i say WAIT TILL SAMSUNG UNPACKED event

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:43

5. PowTheBowl (Posts: 82; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


beast!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 21:54 1

73. davenycept (Posts: 171; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Nope.. none of that

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:44 2

6. clirim (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


it is coming people embrace yourselves, i m one of those who can't wait to get it!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:48 1

9. ScottSchneider (Posts: 314; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


YES YES YES..!!!!!

HALLELUJAH...!!!!!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:48 5

10. JMartin22 (Posts: 836; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


It would be a shame for it not to ship with a Snapdragon 805, the more powerful GPU would help with that more pixel dense screen. Not to mention it's not really going to be competitive with rivals for the first half of the year with an aging CPU/GPU combo from last year. They seriously need to stop rushing their flagship to the market so prematurely. They're not settings any standard in the Android market space like they did back in 2011 and 2012.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:48 3

12. Dthawk (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Only 2MP for the front facing camera? Still! I'm okay with a quad HD screen, but how on earth will a meager 3000mah battery handle it? I'm genuinely concerned if this is true.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:56 1

16. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


lower the brightness of the screen and avoid
brightly colored background.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:03 3

25. Dthawk (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Or just leave it at home. Problem solved!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:09 2

26. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2672; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah not using the phone is the best solution lol

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:43 2

41. EgyDroid (Posts: 104; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Why buy it in the first place..?!?!?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:56

17. kanagadeepan (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


If this is the S5, then S6 will be having QFHD or 4K display of size 5.5" AMOLED display, 3200 mAh battery, 4 or 5GB RAM, 24MPx camera, etc...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:22

31. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


It will be called a UHD display. Just as long as we're calling out the next displays :)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:49

45. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


S7 will be godlike, if the tech specs escalate the way u say

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:58 2

18. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Too much rumor will kill you.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:01

22. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Sooooo fake!!!! Why dont people realise that every galaxy s generation comes in a different design box. From s1 to s4 the box design varies!!!!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:02 4

23. GMS85 (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


3000 mAh? how come? I bet the battery won't last for even 2 hours. Seriously ?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:18 5

29. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


The increase in mAh battery from the S3 to the S4 was 500 mAh and it had a similar increase in resolution that the S4 to S5 will have. With that, the S4 had a slightly longer battery life than the S3. With the extra 400 mAh battery of the S5, if this 3,000 mAh battery is true, will at the very least, give the S5 the same battery life as the S4, if not slightly longer.

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