Could this unknown Samsung handset be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo?

Could this unknown Samsung handset be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo?
Zauba is a website that tracks imports and exports into and out of India. Occasionally, an unknown device happens to show up on the site. For example, a Samsung phone with the model number SM-G800F has been imported into India by way of South Korea. The site notes that the device has been brought into the country for R&D testing, and is valued at 31,790 INR ($520 USD) each. A total of 7 units were imported on March 5th through the 7th.

So what is the SM-G800F? It is a lower model number than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F), which also showed up on Zauba recently, valued at 33,061 INR ($541 USD). According to one speculative report, the SM-G800F could be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo.

According to one speculative theory, a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is being ruled out because the difference in value on Zauba between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini came to more than the 1271 INR difference between the SM-G900F and SM-G800F. The difference in value on the logistics site between the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo seems to be closer to what we are seeing between the Samsung Galaxy S5 value and that of the unknown SM-G800F.

Will the mystery device turn out to be a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo? That might take some time to answer. After all, the Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't due to be released until April 11th.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Zauba via KopenGalaxyS5 (translated)

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55 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So, S5 snapdragon, S5 Exynos, S5 Neo, S5 mini, S5 "premium" (f line). I wonder how many models they're going to make this year...

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

31,790 INR ($520 USD) - S5 Neo 33,061 INR ($541 USD) - S5 The price saving is barely $21, wouldn't you be better off saving for another month or two and getting the S5 instead of the Neo. Seems pointless to make a $21 cheaper version, maybe if it was $100+ cheaper, $21 doesn't seem like its enough

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually on second thought your probably right because flagships are never just $550 on release (except Nexus). 45000 INR = $740, which seems more realistic.

16. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

There is no way s5 will release at 33061...the s4 comes at around 30000

17. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol it is 21$ for samsung.. the price difference might be 150-200$ at retail.. the difference between a low end soc and top end soc is not even 30$.. but we don't see companies using top end soc in low end phones and asking for that 30 $ more do you ?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hundreds of them for sure.

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung made various of high quality products before the Android era. But now, they focused on quantity. Balance between quality and quantity could make Samsung even far more successfull than now.

54. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Seems to be working out for them.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh now I'm really confuse.

29. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

As many as they want they make the phone and can afford it and have the manufacturing arm to do They unlike apple care all price levels just not the one that will make the most money.

34. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I know.. Just want the freakin premium!!!

36. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I have no idea why they made the S5 if it's not going to be the flagship anyway... Are they ditching the Galaxy S line and making F line the new flagship or something? I dunno...

37. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

According to this article, what you said make sense. And I really do hope you are right. http://www.sammobile.com/2014/03/07/why-a-premium-galaxy-s5-make-sense/

49. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Samsung is having a lot of costly media events during the year just to make sure those kind of news are published.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Possibly an Exynos powered device...

3. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

And the s**t begins....

4. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

The heart rate sensor doesn't work. New version of CheatWiz also full of lags. Various variants is needed exteremely to pursue the despetated-hearted Samsung's die-hards. Lol.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

lol some many haters/fanboys

9. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Dont cry boy.. here's candy for you..

13. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm getting tired of this 'Fanboys' war.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Unfortunately some people have nothing better to do

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looks like you don't have much to do either since you're just hanging around here reading our "fanboyish" comments and saying it's sad.

28. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Some times the toilet gets clogged with poo. Somebody has to clean out the s**t. Just because someone has to take the time to do so, doesn't mean they enjoy your crap

35. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol that's a completely different thing. This guy is here reading our posts because he wants to. Nobody tells him to come here and read our posts. Plus the fact that he calls us haters/fanboys just makes the situation worse (as you can see) so he didn't even intend to clean up anything.

51. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Actually its ok for them to hate and be bitter. I only align myself with the best selling. Try to pick up a Xiao mi but always out of stock! Maybe Xiao mi can use some of Samsung spare manufacturing capacity.

8. amitm619

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They are going to make more of that ugly thing.. :/

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

"Galaxy S5 Neo, when the ugliest becomes uglier!"

38. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Galaxy Neo, The ugliest thing to happen to GALAXY SINCE GALAXY.

41. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

no ugliest became ugliest neo :P

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