Some Samsung Galaxy S5 specs reportedly confirmed. New Galaxy S5 Mini and S5 Zoom might join the flagship

Some Samsung Galaxy S5 specs reportedly confirmed. New Galaxy S5 Mini and S5 Zoom might join the flagship
Is Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 going to be announced in March? We can’t know for sure, but, according to a recent report, the South Korean company does indeed plan to unveil its new flagship Android smartphone in mid-March. Until then, it appears that some specs of the S5 have been confirmed.

SamMobile received word from an “insider” that the Galaxy S5 would come with a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) display - just as previously rumored. The screen will likely measure 5.25 inches. On the back, the S5 will reportedly have a 16MP camera (perhaps with optical image stabilization, but that's not confirmed). As in the case of older Galaxies, two processors will be used for the Galaxy S5, depending on model: a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, and an eight-core Samsung Exynos 6.

Design-wise, the Galaxy S5 should have a plastic version, as well as a metal version. SamMobile is a Dutch website, so it revealed the prices of both versions in Euro: around €650 for the plastic one, and around €800 for the metal handset. In the US, we assume the prices will be around $650 and around $800, respectively.

Naturally, the Galaxy S5 should run Android 4.4 KitKat, but it’s not clear if Samsung’s new Magazine UX will be on top of it (probably yes). The amount of RAM, internal memory, battery, the presence or absence of a fingerprint scanner - all these are still mysteries for now.

In addition to launching the Galaxy S5, it’s said that Samsung prepares the release of a Galaxy S5 Mini and a Galaxy S5 Zoom. Yep, it looks like the South Korean company is sticking to its S4 strategy from last year, when we had an S4 Mini and an S4 Zoom. Both the S5 Mini and S5 Zoom should run Android 4.4 KitKat, featuring Super AMOLED displays (unknown size and resolution). The S5 Mini could be announced in May, while the camera-centric S5 Zoom might be introduced in June.

As always, although “confirmed” was used in this post, nothing is truly confirmed until a product is officially announced. So things may change. We'll definitely let you know when (and if) they do.

source: SamMobile

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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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62 Comments

60. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I don't think Samsung going to change the design. The only think Samsung going to do it as usual 2K Super Amoled (PenTile), Aluminum light build not even close to HTC one or IPhone 5s build quality with removable battery same as failed flagship WAVE with Bada OS, bigger screen, 16 MP camera packed from S4 zoom plus the massive hardware with more gimmicky features that comes with toucwiz UI. Hope it will run smooth and no overheating issue!

58. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I've heard that it'll be more powerful than the Watson SuperComputer.

56. vampyren

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

All i need from Samsung is software really, something google should have dont long long time ago but were lazy to do. See iphones got iTunes and people complain about it but its fantastic for some use cases. Like i get a new iphone connect it to iTunes and i get everthing from my old phone into my new phone, that is all my apps, all the folders i created where my apps are, all data, all settings, my media etc etc Google will just put my 70+ apps on the phone randomly without my data, that is just sad in 2014 that the most basic features are lacking in Android! If anyone can fix that its got to be samsung, for me that is so much better then anything else. I do love hardware bumps but my S4 is already amazing, Also Samsung better make it minumum 32GB minimum, 16GB S4 is just crap when you have 9GB free! its just stupid they made a flagship phone with 16GB specially since you cant install on SD card. And no i dont want to root and stuff thank you.

55. mokobey

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 13, 2014

no Galaxy S5s, Galaxy S5 active, Galaxy S5 lite, Galaxy S5 neo?

53. Topcat488

Posts: 1426; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

650 euros = $885.18 850 euros = $1,160.16 This is todays rate exchange from euros to dollars... Sooooo happy to be back in the good ole US of A!!! Oh yeah, and the "GAS" prices is another reason i'm glad to be back. :)

52. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If Samsung does increase there prices they need to add better quality, things such as better speakers, a must is a radio inside that actually equals the moto phones and how about something besides a plastic shell?

51. Valoni

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Will they have the same preferences to two models that are not logical looks after 150$ (150€) difference from each other.

47. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Man these phones are coming out way to fast. My S4 is still in mint condition and runs like a champ. I think I'll wait for the S6 because we all know that it will be here before we know it. Plus I just got the PS4 so ill be busy for a while anyway...

38. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Great news for the s5. I look forward to seeing it. I also hope samsung gives us a sequel to the galaxy mega 6.3 with an amoled display and a quad or hexa core cpu.

35. dadoo985

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

Samsung u need Speakers like HTC.

63. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

go home, youre drunk

29. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Let's hope Samsung do there thing by making screen bigger but keeping device size same. Personally would prefer if they keep it 5" and make the device smaller also at that size I would rather keep the same 1080p that has 440ppi and get better battery life.

31. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Agree, anything over a 5inch is to big. Looks like it will be a 5.2inch screen like the LG2....?

39. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

For me it's not the screen size that makes a device big but bezel size.. As I suspect they will keep the s5 same size as the s4 by slimming the bezel. I remember I said I didn't want anything bigger than 4.8" with the s3 but then the s4 came with 5" in a tad smaller body and I 5" became the usable size though as I said it's more of the device size . example the Sony z1 is 5" but due to the bezel size it is quite a bit bigger than the s4. My point was I don't mind the 5.2".screen if it's in the same device size as the s4 but I would much rather have the same 5" in a device with smaller bezels and being smaller overall. I personally no longer measure the size of a device based on screen estate alone as bezel sizes have made certain devices smaller or larger depending on the bezels.

41. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Agree +1

20. Teja171 unregistered

Best screen size is 5.0 "

25. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

For you yes. For me bigger the better

44. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Thats what she said....

54. vampyren

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

For you there is note4, if the trend continues soon S6 will be note size and i'm pretty sure the majority of people wont buy it, already i know many complain about the size of S4 so i dare to say you are minority. Just compare how many S4 were sold compared to notes3 .....

12. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Waiting next Note monster !

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

With Tegra 5. :)

19. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Arm Corrtex A57 Quadcore at 3.0 Ghz, 22Nm Or iNtel BayTrail at 2.5Ghz

11. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Is this a joke? 150 euros/dollars for a metal shell, if it warrants a 150 euro increase in price it better come with more memory or better hardware than the normal S5.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I like the Magazine UX on the TabPRO, but I don't think it will be on the Galaxy S5 or other Galaxy phones because it's not suitable for a phone IMO. I think Samsung phones will have the another new UI. Btw, S5 Zoom? Not again.

5. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Not the Zoom. Really? I don't see the use of that phone, wao.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wao, S5 with a big boob. Yup, that's the S5 Zoom. Wao.

62. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

to ZOOOM ZOOM ZOOM and then BOOM BOOM fool !!!

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Why are they making it bigger? 5 inch was perfect. Leave the big screen stuff to the note. The bezels can't get any thinner, so this device will definitely be bigger. Sammy is starting to have to much of a good thing. I guess they feel no one would buy it if the screen isn't larger.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm pretty sure it's going to have dimensions almost identical to the G2, which is barely larger than the S4 to begin with. This is Samsung we're talking about.

22. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Bezels can get thinner.

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