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Samsung's “Project KQ” leaked – premium Galaxy S5 with a QHD display and Exynos 5430/Snapdragon 805 CPU to brawl with the LG G3?

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Samsung's “Project KQ” leaked – premium Galaxy S5 with a QHD display and Exynos 5430/Snapdragon 805 CPU to brawl with the LG G3?

Samsung overwatch website SamMobile presented us with a juicy leak which firmly suggests that a "premium" version of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone is in an advanced development stage. It is arguably the most detailed look at the unannounced, and previously denied device to date.


The leak begins by reinforcing the rumors that the Galaxy S5 shipped with a 1080p display due to production problems with the QHD-equipped version. Originally, the S5 was being prototyped with a 2K display, but this version was abandoned in its third revision, which is pretty early in the phone's development cycle. It took ten revisions until the S5 was given the "okay", and seven of these had the 1080p display. This serves to explain why the phone's last year leaks pointed towards a QHD screen, but as the announcement date neared, a 1080p display was to be found in all rumors.


We know that Samsung's strategy is to develop and release a multitude of smartphones and tablets each year in an effort to cover all available and emerging market niches in sight. Given that, pressure from LG's upcoming G3, and how close the company actually got to a 2K smartphone before it settled for less riskier technology, it is entirely predictable that Samsung will find the time and place to release the Galaxy S5 as it may have originally intended - with a QHD display. The latest leak hints towards that, and lots more.


For starters, the addition of a previously unfamiliar Exynos chip is suggested in some models. This is the Exynos 5430, which has four Cortex-A15 cores running on 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores running on 1.5GHz, an ARM Mali GPU clocked at 600MHz, and a display controller trained to handle the 2K display's many additional pixels. The Exynos 5430 also has a HEVC (high-efficiency video coding) controller that already supports up to 8K UHD video (8192x4320) playback. It also boasts a dedicated audio encoding, decoding and processing processor that Samsung named "Seiren".


Additionally, the international version of the smartphone will rely on an Intel XMM7620 LTE modem for connectivity. It will support speeds of up to 300Mbit/s downlink and 150Mbit/s uplink. This is a big win for Intel, as it marks the first time its technology is chosen over Qualcomm's in a high-profile smartphone. The Korean version, meanwhile, will operate with a proprietary Samsung LTE modem, codenamed Shannon 300 (SS300).


Now, you might be asking whether all of this goodness will reach markets outside Samsung's homeland. It's more likely that Sammy will offer the Exynos-equipped version exclusively to South Korea's telecoms and perhaps a handful of Asian markets, while the rest of the world will get a Snapdragon 805-based version. Fair enough, considering the capabilities of Qualcomm's silicon.


The leak also contains a clue about a high-end tablet based on the same platform as the "premium" Galaxy S5. It will be offered in Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE variants.


Now, we'll give you the usual advice about taking this information with a healthy dose of NaCl. Although there are pretty solid clues that the upcoming smartphone is indeed a premium Galaxy S5 - such as the fact that the prototype carries the designation "Project KQ", and the Galaxy S5 we all know was referred to as "Project K", it could end up being a wholly different Galaxy smartphone. What we have zero doubt with is that Samsung is preparing to greet the LG G3's announcement by introducing a more powerful device soon after. The LG G3 is confirmed to feature a QHD display and top-shelf components which will make the Galaxy S5 seem so "yesterday" barely a quarter after its release. And so will the so-called “premium” Galaxy S5 phone, by the way, but this doesn't matter as long as it's making Samsung money.


Samsung's “Project KQ” leaked – premium Galaxy S5 with a QHD display and Exynos 5430/Snapdragon 805 CPU to brawl with the LG G3?


source: SamMobile

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posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:33 13

1. nothingmuch (Posts: 195; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Bring it! I want to see it not read it!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:34 1

35. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


2k, 3gigs, snap 805 is marketing for noobs
2k it is only negative
Metal for fetishists, besides it is bad for the connection and breaks the display when falling
need:
Aspherical lens in the lens (i dont know whether they are now in S5)
Remove visible modulation at medium and low brightness, as it did in the Fly IQ444 Diamond 2 Quattro, Motorola Razr HD (XT925) and LG G Flex.
(although I did not notice)
Remove all profiles except the movie mode, as at testers gray is blue, red is orange, as they specially put other profiles that have very cold tone
Anyway all image are designed for SRGB standard, and enhanced range is color distortion
It was then has turned to the ideal, competitors (sony, lg, apple, htc) 2 more years will not put isocell and OLED

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:39 2

38. anas_12345 (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


i am one of those noobs looking for best mobile performance :D

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 02:05 1

57. Karriope (Posts: 97; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


OPTIONS, guy. People love options. Including options for super vividness. Just because you and I prefer movie mode doesnt mean the majority of the populace doesnt prefer "Dynamic" presets on their TVs.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:18

61. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Right.!
I love the dynamic mode on my gn2 (although I don't use it on tv). it just makes the display look amazing.!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:01 2

36. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


May be samsung is just testing its hardware and the display tech like they had done before when gs5 rumors started apearing... media just start reporting what they presume/percieve based on their own assumptions... will be cleared when samsung will announce something theirself

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:34 6

2. BCMWorld (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Bring it on Sammy, we need
choice....many alternatives to choose the
best from...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:35 24

3. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Poor S5 owners..

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:45 12

11. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Yeah, you don't hear much of them these days...If Sony or HTC would have done this to their early flagship buyers all hell would break lose.

Oh dear.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:58 6

14. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


True, i remeber all the hate HTC got for the Sensation XE and the HTC One X+ and Sony for the T and the Z1.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:32

21. hmd74 (Posts: 481; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


I can see the light :p

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:56 6

26. true1984 (Posts: 825; Member since: 23 May 2012)


umm.. sony does do this. they have a six month update cycle.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:54

41. Finalflash (Posts: 3218; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea but assuming this is called anything other than Galaxy S something, they just shafted their "high end" users hard, like seriously shafted, like Apple level shafted. They uniformly made all previous Galaxy S models lose their appeal and high end status. At least all the Sony phones are still in the Z line, they still have the status of high end.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:24

58. HansP (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


You mean, like Z, Z1 and Z2?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 07:09 3

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Samsung should think first that announce all varieties of S5 together so customers can choose it and buy it.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 07:59 6

20. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I don't feel sorry for them. It was widely rumored even before the official launch. Just sell the S5 and get the new one if you want.
There are always new, more powerful phones coming.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:04

29. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


That's how you take this abuse? Yes, their is, but not a few months later by the same company you just bought a pos from! Don't be so accepting of bs, bro.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:15

42. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


but one of those samsung execs confirmed that there will be no "Premium" version of s5.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:43

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Another reason why NEVER RUSH to buy out a new SAMSUNG always wait till it gets better. may wait for this model to come out or hopefully their CURVE NOTE IV later this year.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:38 5

4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


that what Samsung s5 should have been in first place......

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:28

59. HansP (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


My guess is, the technology simply wasn't there. Combine that with Apple leaving themselves vulnerable with the 5s and 5c phones, Samsung probably just decided that the best way to make a huge dent in Apple sales was to get the GS5 out fast and then release this one just ahead of any iPhone 6, which is expected to have a 1080p display.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:39 4

5. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Alright then I won't buy xperia Z2. Even if this phone never comes out, the Z3 will be out in November :-)

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:48 1

12. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think sony'll skip H2 of this year and announce z3 in CES 2015...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:49 3

23. wargreymon (Posts: 741; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Didn't Sony say they are using a 6 month schedule to stick in the game?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:04 1

28. drazwy (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Yeah. They seem to be able to announce every 6 months but they can't deliver on it yet.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:28

32. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


But but...still z2 is not available on many markets???
Then what's the use releasing it's successor in november????

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:45 1

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


na think the z3 will launch next year. Z ULTRA II will be out later this year. so hopefully SAMSUNG will launch their YOUM DEVICE sometimes later this year.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:39 4

6. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


S5 is already perfect....
What I would like to see is all this in smaller footprint....
QHD will make no effect in 5.2 inch display....

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 07:31

18. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 158; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Everything but the design is perfect!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 06:40 3

7. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


S5 is already perfect....
What I would like to see is all this in smaller footprint....
QHD will make no difference in 5.2 inch display....

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