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Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?

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Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?
Earlier this morning we reported about many new Samsung model numbers, all appearing to correspond to different versions of the upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship (for various carriers around the world). Now, another possible S5 variant appeared in Korea, where it’s being listed at the official LG U+ website. In case you don’t know, LG U+ is South Korea’s third-largest mobile operator - and yes, it obviously belongs to LG.

The new Samsung device is the SM-G900L and, according to LG U+, it’s a Galaxy-branded handset that features Android 4.4 KitKat and a 5.1-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. If these details are correct and the SM-G900 models are all related to the upcoming S5, it means that Samsung won’t jump on the Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) bandwagon just yet.

Sure enough, the LG U+ listing might not be accurate. Or the Galaxy S5 might have a different model number, while the SM-G900 (and all its variations) could be another new handset.

What do our readers think, would the Galaxy S5 disappoint with a 5.1-inch 1080p display? Or is this still enough for a killer smartphone (assuming that the rest of its features are top notch)?

Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?
Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?

source: LG U+ (there’s no direct link to the SM-G900L page) via Moveplayer (translated)

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posted on 29 Jan 2014, 08:18

1. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Most *probably*, we shall see Samsung showing 2 different version of S5 - a premium model, and another not-so-premium version.

My view is that the FHD is for regular GS5, whereas QHD will be used for premium version.

All rumours and speculation at this time!

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 08:32

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1227; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


S5 mini ?

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 08:42

3. tech2 (Posts: 1342; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


troll ?

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 09:28

4. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


s5 is not so hot anymore

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 09:30 1

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


1080p is fine with me. I'm still using my 5.5" 720p Galaxy Note II lol.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 10:30 2

6. neops (Posts: 126; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Over 1080p or 2k in 5" it's insane imho. Better to improve image quality and daylight ability, viewing angles, thinness, weight, responsiveness, accuracy, etc.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:20

14. TylerGrunter (Posts: 782; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I fully support your statement!

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 12:06 1

7. Cod3rror (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


1080p news is great. 2560 x 1440 on a 5" screen is a waste of resources.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 12:19

8. greathero1 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


I would not be disappointed at all. I am just anxious to see the new design language they plan on using. That has really been my only gripe with the S line.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 13:34

9. Taters (Posts: 2403; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Definitely should go 2k but they should also cut the profit margins and make this 2k handset perform better and last longer than a 1080p handset with a 3000 mah battery. Just knock it out of the park.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 14:31 1

10. twens (Posts: 447; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


1080p is more than okay for me. Just change the design and give us a refreshed UI that is super responsive and you have a win. At least with 1080p the new gpu and cpu will perform flawlessly.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 14:41

11. andrewlg1990 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


Maybe a curved variant of the S5 with a 1080p p oled bendable screen? Samsung Galaxy Curve 2...

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 15:00

12. andrewlg1990 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


*Galaxy Round 2

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 22:56

13. aaron12345 (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


maybe the "L" in SM-G900L stands for lite and there is an SM-G900P where the "P" stands for Pro. Remember that the words Lite and Pro have been used by Samsung quite a bit lately.

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