Samsung Galaxy S5 specs leak: 5.24” Quad HD screen, 3200mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs leak: 5.24” Quad HD screen, 3200mAh battery
*Update: Another leak coming from the New York Times casts doubts on this, and claims the Galaxy S5 will actually launch without earlier rumored fancy new features like the Quad HD display or eye scanner. Instead, it is now said to be a milder improvement over the Galaxy S4, and retain a 1080p display.*

Samsung nigh-confirmed that it will officially announce the Galaxy S5 on February 24th at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with those ‘Unpacked 5’ invitations it sent out to the media yesterday, but there was one man who warned us about the earlier than expected launch nearly two weeks ago

We’re talking about Russian insider and blogger Eldar Murtazin, and now he claims he knows the exact specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung’s 2014 flagship is said to come with a 5.24-inch screen with a whopping 2560 x 1440-pixel, Quad HD resolution. If true, this would make the Galaxy S5 the first Quad HD smartphone in the Western hemisphere (the Vivo Xplay 3S outpaced it to become the first Quad HD smartphone in the world, but it’s availability is limited to China). This would also make the Galaxy S5 the world’s first smartphone to break the 500ppi barrier, as its pixel density comes in at 560ppi.

Moreover, the Galaxy S5 should feature a whopping 3200mAh battery, and hopefully, an increase in battery life. In comparison, last year’s Galaxy S4 came with a humbler, 2600mAh battery, but it also features a smaller display with a lower resolution.

Interestingly, the phone is rumored to come with increased internal storage, as there would be a 32GB and 64GB internal storage models, and no 16 gig version. Murtazin, however, does not mention whether the S5 will have a microSD card memory expansion slot.

Under the hood, the Galaxy S5 is said to be available in two versions - an international one with a Snapdragon system chip, and another one with an Exynos 6 chip. It’s not yet clear whether the international S5 would have Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 800 (likely the MSM8974ac version) at launch.

The camera is once again said to be a 16-megapixel one on the back, and a 3.2-megapixel up front. This falls in line with earlier rumors about a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera in the next Samsung flagship, so we're not all that surprised about this.

Additionally, the Galaxy S5 should launch with a lot of smarthome software and a few new accessories including an S Band bracelet. Interestingly, plans for a thinner Galaxy Gear smartwatch launching alongside the S5 have allegedly been scrapped at this time. 

Finally, do keep in mind that all of this - despite coming from an inside source - is still a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, at least until we see the new Samsung flagship soon.

Related phones

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. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Looks good. Hopefully they change the build a bit. Side note: Samsung is the leader on the android front...would be nice to see them stop this trend of phones getting bigger and bigger. I think 5" should be the max.

23. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

keeping the same screen size while increasing resolution will even enhance the ppi well our fingers are crossed as far as build is concerned, wont be surprised if they stick to plastic im expecting a 20mp camera, and micro sd slot is a must the 3400mah battery will be one hell of a killer

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Just do not buy it - simple as that

27. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Tottally buying that.

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Me too. :)

67. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Have the s4 and really happy with it. Don't plan on getting the s5 right now partly because I still have a year left on my contract and partly I feel any new improvement bar the camera will be negligible in real term use. That's just with the s4 but all new flagships. No doubt if contract was up I would get it because hey why not lol. Personally I wish it would have been if they stuck with the 1080p 5" screen and made the device even smaller with slimmer bezels than the s4 and the 1080p screen with 3200 battery would lead to some awesome battery life.

78. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Now you're just making too much sense.

91. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hey, buy what you want - all I am saying is that if you dislike large screens then buy something small...

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah they should change design and material.

51. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I won't go past 5.2", and until the G2 came along I wouldn't even go past 5", they proved that 5.2" can be a reasonable size.

117. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

When does OEM starts to produce a smartphone that battery could last in 2 days with normal usage having wifi is switched ON in full day. Take my device SGN3 with 10000mah Zerolemon battery. Bulkiness is not an issue for me.

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

In the same day February 24th Lumia 1820 will beast it :D

57. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

they say the same thing for previous lumias and result ??? 8 million sales ,most of it lumia 520 :D:DD:

62. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I don't care about bout sales . . Lumia phones will always be the best at least for me ..end of the story

73. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

y you dont care ??? it shows that which phone considered as a beast ;)

81. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Cuz people are stupid, i mean.for.example whats the diff between 5 and 5s, and people buy the 5s.. Its not always about sales, and personnaly i have never use a windows phone, but i will.chose1820 lumia over the s5, the specs of nokia coming devices are insane.. Waiting.for z2 and htc

95. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Your comment is totally wrong bcuz people buying phones not only for specs... you choose 1820 over iphone for specs but you ignore the apps .. most of people choose iphone for apps

96. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nailed it. Reason why I wouldn't switch to WP8 is due to apps. iPhone 5S is solid across the board.

104. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

i said i will choose 1820 over s5 not 5s .. read correctly first ;) .. and what apps are you talking about , you use on your phone the 100000 apps on android or ios ? wtf is this shiiit , i need only whatsapp , viber , skype and facebook and the others stuffs ( like top games) and there are all in windows phone .. so what apps ?

106. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Google Apps and major games, like FlappyBird and other third party apps for checking the arrival for trains and buses (must have in Chicago). This is probably the biggest thing absent and you know it's true. You should probably take your advise and learn to read as you replied to the wrong person. ;)

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Lets's hope this is true..i was worrying about 2900mAh battery in previous rumours....3200 mAh will be fine....and i'm waiting for new magazine UX......

116. TasHsn

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Magazine UX is not happening on the S5. It's limited within the new NotePro and TabPro line-up. Although the Unpacked5 shows a whole new revamped set of TouchWiz icon.

4. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Hopefully the battery last at least a full day with such screen resolution.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Upgrading as soon as it goes in sale. Bye bye Note 3.

10. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

You giving the Sony Sirius any thought Smurf?

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. Dislike Sony's UI. It's probably the worse I've seen imo.

53. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I gotcha, I feel the same way about Touchwiz LMAO.

56. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

I tried a sony xperia V this weekend. Got it on saturday brand new on contract. it was cheaper now and comes with jelly bean. I turned the voice thingy on, the thing meant for slightly blind people, don't ask, and the screen froze. I tried removing the battery but it was still frozen when came back on. I returned it on sunday as a OBF but took the same model. In the stoor the same thing happened with the second one. I ended up taking the S4 mini.

83. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

U compare a 2012 device.with s4 ( 2013 phone ?) compare the s4 with the z1 compact boy or xperia sp., both they blow s4 away, and its just a bad luck for u, my friend has just buy a xv and its works fine and.never freezes or something like u said :)

94. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

why dont you compare you Z1 or SP to note 3?? they are 2013 model phone and we'll see :))

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