Alleged Galaxy S5 screenshot seemingly confirms a 5.2" QHD display with 560ppi density

A new screenshot, tipped to be straight from the Samsung Galaxy S5, seemingly confirms the rumored QHD (1440x2560 pixels) screen resolution. It also reiterates the speculated larger, 5.2" screen diagonal, resulting in a record 560ppi pixel density.

So far we've seen both 1080p Full HD, and 1440p QHD displays cited in benchmarks that allegedly originated from different versions of the S5. With the handset about to be announced just a week from now, we hope that everyone's prayers will be heard, and the phone will indeed launch with a QHD Super AMOLED display.

The rest of the rumored specs for the S5 are pretty stellar, too - a new 64-bit Exynos processor for the international version of the phone, or a Snapdragon 800 for the US ones, 16 MP camera, and a large 3000+ mAh battery. We can't wait for next Monday, as we'll be reporting live all the announcement festivities straight from Barcelona and the MWC expo.

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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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55 Comments

1. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What an overkill

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

In other news, Apple is rumored to be specing a sub-5 inch 720p display on the iP6. And will claim its 'new' panel is truly resolutionary. Display is one area where Apple lags Android and even WP flagships.

9. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

It was the first with high-res, now it's the last one to update! Just like the MBP Retina. But you can say what you want to say, but the screens are great. Plus battery life is great.

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

They are not going to use 720p. And 1440p is overkill almost in all standards, 1080p is more than enough. Personally, for me anything over 320 ppi is enough, but to each his own, I suppose.

50. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is just a gimmick by samsung. if they really wanted to improve display...then instead of making 1440p pentile display...samsung would have made a real 1080p rgb display. Ideal resolutions for 5" screens would be 1600x900...less number of pixels to lit...saves battery...higher fps in games...less memory bandwidth is required...gpu has less work to do. 1440p resolution has over 2m more pixels than 900p...it's a total overkill. 1600*900 = 1,440,000 1920*1080 = 2,073,600 +633,600 2560*1440 = 3,686,400 +2,246,400

52. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

The new iPhone display will be called "I-stounding" with a revolutionary 720p+ display on a large 4.2".screen

19. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Lets see whether this rumor is actually true. What speaks for that is that going to the extreme spec wise would fit Samsung's profile. The question is whether such a cool display will have a negative impact on battery life.

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Specs looks killer but I'm waiting for design. Hope they change a little bit. If new design with sexy look will blow away any phones.

51. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

iDont think its 640x768

2. take1sub

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

looks fake

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why ?

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Its not bad

4. X.E.R.O. unregistered

If Samsung can show us that QHD won't compromise the phones performance and battery life then I'm in.

26. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

They've already showed it. Adjusted to screen size and battery, the S4 and Note3 screens were more efficient than the lower res S3, Note 2 of previous year. It's not really about the pixel count but pixel effectiveness, and Sammy's pretty good at it, see AMOLED and iPad screens.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

OIS for the camera?

6. GeekMovement unregistered

So far the rumors look like it will have QHD screen it won't have QHD screen it will have QHD screen it won't have QHD screen it will have QHD screen it will have 16mp camera it will have 20mp camera it will have 16mp camera i think i'm just going to skip the rest of the rumors now that it's coming in a week.

14. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

it has 4K display and 36mp cam, now go to bed.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

+1 woot! G'night! (:

8. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Snapdragon 800 will fail at performance at this high resolution :((

11. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

lol, nice try buddy. Displays like this is what the 800 was made for.

20. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Isn't Samsung supposed to feature a 805 64 bit Octa Core?

22. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not quite yet, the 805 launches in June, the 64-bi Exynos maybe much later. The S5 will feature the refreshed 2,5GHz variant of the SD800 (MSM8974AC) or the refreshed Exynos 5 (5422) depending on the market, both will be very fast.

23. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Not really, Adreno 320 was barely enough for 1080p screens, so 330 in SD 800 came and blew away the lag that intense games could have. Most likely it will have higher clock on the GPU in S5, but it will have a sweaty time keeping up with all the pixels.

27. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Resolution does NOT affect performance linearly, meaning Dead Trigger 2 in quadHD doesn't require 400% the power of HD. It definitely requires more, but textures, effects, memory usage, game engine etc. stay the same. The Adreno 320 runs properly optimized FHD games smoothly.

28. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

800 already drives this resolution for tablets. Why can't it do so in a phone? Also, this is 800'AC' version where the GPU is clocked higher.

41. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Yes, it is clocked at over 500Mhz, yielding ~ 156GFLOPS of computing performance

12. InspiredSkye

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

The icons rain on the statusbar shows Samsung still isn't capable of making a well-finished UI. Seriously, what the hell is that sh*t?

13. GuidoB

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Perhaps that is because the image has been narrowed and therefore the image became a bit more blurry? I am sure Samsung will make this new TouchWiz UI awesome!

15. InspiredSkye

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

I'm hoping that since the GS2, but Samsung always disappointed me in this field.

17. GuidoB

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I'll give you that. They don't look as good as other devices, but with the announced teaser from Samsung they got my attention and now I hope and think it will be better :)

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