Korean securities firm sends note to clients with Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

Korean securities firm sends note to clients with Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
Korean securities firm KDB Daewoo Securities Research, has passed along rumored specs for the Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 to its customers on Monday. The report says that the Apple iPhone 6 will be available in two sizes, one with a 4.7 inch to 4.8 inch screen, and the other with a 5.5 inch glass. The resolution on the displays will be 1080 x 1920 and 1280 x 2272 respectively. The glass will be made of indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) instead of the low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) employed on current iPhone models.

Other changes include the inclusion of a new 64 bit A8 processor and a hike to 2GB of RAM. While the rear snapper will remain at 8MP, the front-facing camera will be 3.2MP, according to the report. Apple will also finally add the oft-rumored 128GB model of the iPhone to its line-up.The report also claims that iOS 7.2 will be driving the iPhone 6. That would be unusual considering that iOS 8 is expected to be unveiled at this summer's WWDC, and that each new iPhone introduction is usually accompanied by a full update to the OS. The Apple iPhone 6 could launch in the second or third quarter, according to the report. Apple has recently launched its new iPhone models late in the third quarter.

As far as the next-gen model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is concerned, the securities firm says that it will be equipped with a 5.2 inch to 5.25 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x2560. That works out to a pixel density of 560ppi. Depending on the model, it will feature either a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU or an octa-core 64 bit 2GHz Exynos 6 processor. 3GB of RAM is on board and there will be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants available. Back and front cameras weigh in at 16MP and 3.2MP respectively. With Android 4.4 powering the device, the Galaxy S5 will include a 3200mAh battery, according to the report, and will be launched in the first or second quarter of the year.

Of course, with a story of this magnitude, we warn you to be skeptical. Some unusual parts of the iPhone 6 report, such as two models with different screen sizes, and a possible second quarter launch, do dovetail with earlier reports. We still suggest taking all of this information with the proverbial grain of salt.

source: KDBDaewoo (PDF), OLED-Display.net via MacRumors

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