Samsung Galaxy S5 may have "additional" names, gold variant apparently confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S5 may have
Expected to be announced this Monday at MWC 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 should go on sale as soon as March. Until official details arrive, read on to see what the latest leaked bits of info are suggesting.

Industry insider Eldar Murtazin says on Twitter that Samsung will indeed release two Galaxy S5 versions: a high-end, and a mid-tier one.

Based on what previous rumors have brought us, we’re assuming that the high-end S5 sports a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, while the mid-end model should come with a 1080p display - both probably measuring 5.2 inches.

According to Murtazin, the two Galaxy S5 versions will have additional names, so he’s expecting them to be called "Galaxy S5 something", this additional something being the differentiator between the two smartphones when it comes to branding. We’re thinking that names like Galaxy S5 Plus and Galaxy S5 Classic could be used by Samsung - but this is just us speculating. It’s said that the regular S5 would be the first to hit the market. The high-end handset should arrive a few weeks later, Murtazin says.

Meanwhile, GSM Arena seemingly got hold of a Vodafone internal document which appears to list a gold-colored variant of the Galaxy S5. So, is gold becoming a must for high-end smartphones now? It looks like it does.

Anyway, MWC starts in four days, and we'll see then what the new Galaxy S5 is all about.

sources: Twitter (1), (2), GSM Arena

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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)



1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Metal build for premium version? (; On another note I'm very impressed with Samsung's secrecy around new smartphone launches.. I'm VERY surprised it hasn't leaked yet. I'm gonna try and stay off PA for the days leading up to MWC lol

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm still getting the S5 regardless if I know about it before or after the MWC announcement. :)

18. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I think I might wait for the 805 version to be released, hoping it will make it stateside. I mean they released a 800 version of the S4 after it was released.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is all in people's head - metal or plastic

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What about Kevlar.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I had that on my Droid RAZR - and they did it so it looked real nice

2. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

lol ok I can see '' galaxy s5 gold neo active plus zoom'' but I will pick the 1080p one

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Don't they come out with an upgraded revision every year?

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They need the s805 for the premium version

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They need the S805 for the premium version.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Oh no I double posted

9. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

You can't triple stamp a double stamp, Lloyd.

10. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Bring on the Gold, i want that baby!

11. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I think this will be a huge disappointment.

13. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

You really gonna be that guy?

15. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Are you telling me S4 wasn't a disappointment? I personally know more people regretting getting the S4 than the 5s.

19. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

It was hardly a disappointment.

20. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Personally yeah I hated the s4. Don't need to say it though

21. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I'm realy happy with my S4. If you like something and you are satisfied with it you enjoy it. So S5 is step forward. If I will think the upgrade worth it I wil buy. So, if you expect to buy a top smartphone and stay ahead for more than a year you dreamin!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gold??? Hmmm...

17. iamoa unregistered

So both versions will be announced at mwc or the mid range one only? As he said it will be available later or he means availablity in market as compared to 3 weeks of mid range S5?

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