Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?

Korean Samsung SM-G900L shows up with 5.1-inch 1080p display and Android KitKat. Is this a Galaxy S5?
Earlier this morning we reported about many new Samsung model numbers, all appearing to correspond to different versions of the upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship (for various carriers around the world). Now, another possible S5 variant appeared in Korea, where it’s being listed at the official LG U+ website. In case you don’t know, LG U+ is South Korea’s third-largest mobile operator - and yes, it obviously belongs to LG.

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)

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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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14 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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!

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

S5 mini ?

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

troll ?

4. joey18

Posts: 666; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

s5 is not so hot anymore

5. GeekMovement unregistered

1080p is fine with me. I'm still using my 5.5" 720p Galaxy Note II lol.

6. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

14. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I fully support your statement!

7. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

1080p news is great. 2560 x 1440 on a 5" screen is a waste of resources.

8. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 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: Jan 05, 2012

Maybe a curved variant of the S5 with a 1080p p oled bendable screen? Samsung Galaxy Curve 2...

12. andrewlg1990

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

*Galaxy Round 2

13. aaron12345

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

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