New Samsung SM-G900S gets benchmarked: 2560x1440 display, Android KitKat and 2.5 GHz processor could define the Galaxy S5

New Samsung SM-G900S gets benchmarked: 2560x1440 display, Android KitKat and 2.5 GHz processor could define the Galaxy S5
Observant folks from The Droid Guy have noticed a brand new Samsung SM-G900S entrance in Kishonti's GFX cross-platform graphics benchmark database. The most interesting part here is the breathtaking 2560x1440 pixels screen resolution, which, if you remember, was tucked in a Samsung presentation as coming next year in the form of a 560ppi Super AMOLED smartphone display at a 5"+ diagonal.

Given that an alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 metal frame already leaked out, returning a roughly 5.3" screen diagonal when measured, the conclusion is that this device, coded G900S, could be an early Galaxy S5 prototype with 2K display, Android 4.4 KitKat and 2.5 GHz Qualcomm processor, judging from the specs table below. 

The graphics benchmarks are pretty stellar, but it's the processor that raises some eyebrows - the MSM8974 listed below is Qualcomm's numbering for a Snapdragon 800 processor, and the Adreno 330 GPU only comes to confirm that. Not that Snapdragon 800 isn't a blazing fast processor, but given that Qualcomm already announced its faster Snapdragon 805 will be in devices by next summer, and ARM hinted it's putting the final touches for the production of 64-bit Exynos with Samsung, we were expecting one of those last two to end up in an eventual Galaxy S5.

A Snapdragon 800 won't really ensure that the S5 is futureproof, so this is either an early prototype version of the phone, outfitted with the 2K display for testing purposes, or some new gear, like a tablet, for instance. The resolution, however, is more fitting to the onslaught of 2K phones we are expecting next year, and of which it's speculated the Vivo Xplay 3S will be a first representative come next week, and this one sports 2560x1440 pixels display, too. 

The "klteskt" product build tag hints that this is a device tested for Korea's SK Telecom, and with an LTE radio at that, so it might very well be an early Galaxy S5 engineering sample with a WQHD display, and the processor situation could change when the 64-bit Exynos and Snapdragon 805 hit the conveyor belts, or so we're hoping.

source: GFXBench via TheDroidGuy

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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



44. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

2560x1440 resolution? If this really is the S5, R.I.P. battery life. Talk about overkill. Even a 3,000mAh battery will struggle with such a display.

33. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Has it ever occurred to any of you that this might not be the Galaxy S5 at all and may be the new flagship line of Galaxy F Premium series. 5 plus inch screen, latest version of Android with a metallic build and chassis with the latest processor and 2k screen, the S5 will most likely come out in April. Remember, Samsung wants to make a third high end flagship to counter the rising stars from China and the established elites like Sony/LG/Microsoft/HTC and Apple of course who are most likely readying more than 1 IPhone next year.

31. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

People need to realize that innovation comes at different speed. Battery tech might be making huge strides behind the scenes, and nothing worth showing to the consumer. Screen tech is something fathomable and easily marketed. Software optimization is boring to anyone who doesn't frequent phone/tech site. Please stop complaining about the lack of tangible innovation and be patient.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I do recall some stories in the last few years about breakthrough power saving tech for phones, but none has materialized. I remember one that used a small wireless relay inside the phone instead of wired connections that was supposed to make the radio over 50% more efficient. That was probably 4 years ago, where is it?

40. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

seeing breakthrough technology at these research labs is FAR FAR from seeing it manufactured. Could very well be that it is a viable thing to do, but impossible to manufacture in such a way that it's cheap enough or reliable enough for consumers.

29. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

its good to see innovation anyway.. bcoz something is better than nothing ...

28. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You people that keep whining an crying about "this is enough" or that's "overkill", need to just leave these tech forums and go play with your 720p phones on some other site. The fact of the matter is - technology is advancing. You can't controll which aspects advance and under what timing. Many of you act as though it's an either/or situation where we are getting better screens OR batteries OR processors. You say "oh Samsung (or any other tech firm) quit messing with your screens and make better batteries!" Really? Do you really think that a company the size of Samsung, and with their R&D funding can only focus on one thing? UM.. NO. I can guarentee that they have many teams working on the various areas of tech advancement. Batteries, screens, processors.. etc. If those that are involved with screen tech are seeing areas where the product can be brought to another level.. should they STOP and wait for batteries to catch up? Absolutely not! I'm sure there are many working on the next generation of batteries and processors - relax and enjoy what is coming now.. and stop complaining.

43. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

You have no idea what you talking about do you? Increasing screen resolution is not the biggest issue that Samsung, LG and any other screen manufacturing had. The cost of manufacturing has came down enough for them make it now. This is nothing new, people are complaining because it added no added value. The biggest issue Samsung face is the efficiency of the blue organic compounds use in screen.

25. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If these are the benchmarks these aren't very impressive in comparison to the iPhone 5S.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

a) It's likely a prototype, not completed. b) it's pushing 600% the pixels.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Surely a S5.

8. taikucing unregistered

Damn, my 32" TV is still 720p. This phone has 300% more pixels than my TV.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's true, but you don't sit with your TV a foot from your face. Or at least you shouldn't.

7. Mr.Singh

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

plz no more resolution upgrade,, we just need more processing power & ram !! ...nd no increase in size

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

5 inch - 2K or 1080p Processor - Quad core(1.5Ghz to 3.5Ghz), or Hexa Core(1.2Ghz to 3.2Ghz) or Octa Core(1.2Ghz to 3Ghz) Metal Or High quality Plastic or Graphene RAM - 4GB to 8GB Battery - 3000mAh to 5000mAh Storage - 16GB to 64GB this specs only for great smartphone.

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

1080p is 2k... Who started the lie that 1440p is 2k?

20. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Yup. 1080 is 2k and the 1440 is also in the 2k range because it is 2560x1440 or the 2K HD

21. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

They should probably refer to it as 2.5k since they are focusing on the horizontal resolution instead of the vertical resolution (1080p). Since 1080p already is 2k(1920), then the 2560x1440 should be referred to as 2.5k.

19. blingblingthing

Posts: 988; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Sad seeing these comments. Using that logic we'd have less capable phones, slower cars, CRT monitors etc. Let the world continue to rotate and technology continue to advance.

23. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It's like putting a V12, 8.0L motor in a Fiat 500... You'll still run out of gas - FAST.

27. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not at all.. that would be the processor. This is like putting an amazing body on the car, with unknown drag coefficients - we don't know if there will be a performance hit, but it sure looks good!

34. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except the Note 3 with 2.5x the pixels of the Note 2 and nearly 3.4x the pixels of the iPhone is one of the longest lasting phones around, equaling or beating the other two easily. Each generation of Samsung AMOLED display has gotten much more efficient, just as each generation of CPU has.

42. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Except the battery on the note 3 is much larger. Hour per mAh for the note 3 is not as good as the G2 or the iPhone.

6. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

New nexus 10?

10. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013


5. xIJoeyBoyIx

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Even with these specs if touchwiz isn't optimized well enough we will probably still see lag on the device.

32. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

nope, impossible, I have not once seen Touchwiz lag on my Note 3, only for a couple of seconds after rebooting but that's just normal like every phone....

4. Teja171 unregistered

What is this ? Cpu max frequency is 2.5ghz, which accounts for Snapdragon 805 soc. Where is the Adreno 400 Gpu ? This a debunked rumour surrounding the S5.

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

More likely the MSM8974AB, the higher clocked SD800 expected to hit the Xiaomi Mi-3 among other phones. The SD805 is not ready for testing.

3. Abo3amood

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Some confirmations of the rumors are on the way :D

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