Likely Samsung Galaxy S5 model with Snapdragon 805 and a 5.2'' QHD (1440x2560) display revealed

Likely Samsung Galaxy S5 model with Snapdragon 805 and a 5.2'' QHD (1440x2560) display revealed
Update: The SM-G906S' info tab on the GFXBench website is no longer hidden. According to the specs sheet, the suspected Galaxy S5 model will pack the still-unreleased 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system chip with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB RAM, along with a larger, 5.2-inch QHD (1440x2560) display. A 16-megapixel camera is also listed. Keep in mind that this could end being an altogether separate device, and not a Galaxy S5 model.

Follow the tech industry long enough, and you'll soon realize that a wealth of, strictly speaking, unconfirmed information on new devices comes through benchmark suites. GFXBench is pretty high on that list, with practically every manufacturer having had a slip at one point or another.

This time around, we have Samsung, and a very interesting device, dubbed SM-G906S. Now, this still unknown handset is curious for two reasons. First and foremost, and despite of having its 'Info' tab hidden, the device clearly sports one of those super-crisp Quad HD (1440x256) screens. And secondly, we've been hearing rumors of a possible Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900) with a QHD screen for a while, although the last time we were looking at device code-named SM-G900R4. That last one definitely follows the naming scheme of Galaxy S5 models more ardently, so there's obviously a decent chance that we're looking at an altogether different device with the SM-G906S (and not a Galaxy S5).

It's also unknown what kind of processor/memory combo is powering the SM-G906S, though it's probably safe to say that it's something very high end, seeing as it outperformed the Exynos-based SM-G900H Galaxy S5 in the GFXBench's Manhattan test. That's despite the former having to push a whole bunch of extra pixels. That said, it falls behind the SM-G900H in the T-Rex test. Take a look for yourself.

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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104 Comments

104. Sealblaighter

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It does not have an autofocus on camera?

103. mgerreyn65

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Hey Samsung thats enough ok. Please allow us to use at least 1 phone for at least 1 year. You'll keep manufacturing phones like water. Idk what to do with so many phones being released these days. At least keep a flagship phone for a longer period of time.

102. TimTebow

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Should have released this instead of the S4...again....um..I mean S5 Samsung and Apple both crap now. Crappy old Iphone already beats the new S5 in most tets. How pathetic is that? Plus it looks the same again, same as the same iphone crap. Unreal how bad these companies are. I have Note 3, semi-crap.

101. antonman

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

Is somebody from Korea here? Which is the best phones from Korea: Samsung, LG or HTC ?

100. machello

Posts: 35; Member since: May 03, 2013

Solution=Iphone 5S. Have a nice day.

97. Camco

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

SM-G906S: How soon do we think compared to April 11th for the regular S5?

96. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Tim Cook be pissing in his pants XD

83. Gaara

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Looking for a phone with 2K display,metal construction,64 bit processor wit crazy 4 or 8 GB RAM, and more than 4000mAh battery, all in an ultra slim body :-) :-)

81. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

probably galaxy note 4 with 6" screen

79. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

ha lg G3 will knock out this same oi' S5 UPGRADE...

78. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

just like the last s5 which, according to rumours, was supposed to house a an octa-core processor, 20mp camera, and qhd screen.

75. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Sounds like the F series.... this is part of the reason why I don't think the S5 will sell AS WELL as the S4

70. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Uh oh. Everyone, quick! Cancel your orders for the Galaxy S5!!! The S5 sucks now! This is what the S5 should have been!

69. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so how much faster adreno 420 compared to adreno 330?

63. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This probably the new Note 3 mini...

57. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Just hope this phone has good design..... If it looks like bandage again, then i will wait for note 4...

90. SleepingOz unregistered

I don't really mind the design. But better wait for the Note 4.

56. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

What is different between this and Sony releasing flagship every 6 months ?

60. JMartin22

Posts: 2422; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's hypocritical really. LG and HTC have also done it as well. It's clearly obvious what you should go for with Samsung if you want the best anyway, their Note series

55. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

No matter watever spec sammy phones have I am not buying a samsung phone again till they dont change their pathetic boring design and bring a major overhaul to touchwiz. I had galaxy s then Note 1, then note 2 now using note 3. I am fed up of the same kind of looks inside out. Its time to move on. I am getting a oppo find 7 !

50. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Man Samsung just don't get it, bring out s5 that has most brand recognitionthen eclipse it with another phone not even 6 months after this is really going to confuse people on what to get they are going to kill their sales with so many variations! Most people here hated the S5 but now SD 805 QHD screen, "OMG best phone ever!" This pointless specs race will never end! What good are these specs when nothing is optimised for it! The need for these specs are useless as most content will just go 4k in the next few years with not much 2k content! And we have not even got full coverage of FHD content available! I used to be a big fan of Samsung had the s1, s3 and s4 and I even like the s5 (just not design wise) But this is illogical?

68. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung sells more smartphones than anyone by a country mile and makes billions every quarter off them. I think they get it just fine.

43. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Samsung have models end with 6 for China market. Like Note 3 N9006 and probably this S5 G906S is meant for China market.

38. JMartin22

Posts: 2422; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Quad HD resolutions are supposed to offer a more mature desktop viewing experience on your phone. The move is natural, but too soon. We need to stay with 1080p for at least 2 years so that QHD gets proper development and research time put into it to make it more power efficient and color accurate. That's why all these Chinese phones using QHD right now look horrible and probably have poor battery life. They're not properly optimized with the best technological configuration.

35. jove39

Posts: 2152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Don't understand move for 2k display in 5.2" screen...its gonna consume more battery and overload gpu...1080p displays have more than sufficient pixel density...why ont stick to them for 5" screens?

30. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

This is so boring, samsung floods the market with all these galaxy lines of phones. Just sick of it and to be honest the 800 chip is fine for me. How much speed does a person need because all of it at this point is marketing when you can only multitask at your own speed.

39. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

There are infinite uses for faster processors. Things like real time voice augmentation, incredible camera tricks, 3d scanning, virtual reality, AI, games and so on

28. express77 unregistered

i dont like tens s4s/s5s but i like this one. just wish it is smooth and better battery.

77. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

S5 has the best battery life among all phones. It was shown in the battery test.

27. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It has begun... Samsung Galaxy S5 (qualcomm); Samsung Galaxy S5 (exynos). Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 Premium (this phone we are talking right now)... let's see how many variations we get this year :(

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