Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?
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)?
source: LG U+ (there’s no direct link to the SM-G900L page) via Moveplayer (translated)
1. rd_nest (Posts: 735; 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!
5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
1080p is fine with me. I'm still using my 5.5" 720p Galaxy Note II lol.
6. neops (Posts: 161; 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.
7. Cod3rror (Posts: 58; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
1080p news is great. 2560 x 1440 on a 5" screen is a waste of resources.
8. greathero1 (Posts: 459; 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.
9. Taters (Posts: 2650; 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.
10. twens (Posts: 533; 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.
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...
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.