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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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74 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

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

19. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

21. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

35. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Look again ;)

51. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

40. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

49. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 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!

52. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

50. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

54. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 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!

63. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

64. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

46. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

56. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

59. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

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

60. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Not compared to my xperia

65. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

66. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

72. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

62. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

67. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

71. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Is the n9005 considered a fake note 3 ?

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

61. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

2. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

7. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

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

11. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So QHD display is the only display that will do justice to the photo taken on Lumia 1020 ? 0.o

47. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

13. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Best reply ever

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