Samsung SM-G900S, likely Galaxy S5 with 2K display and 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, shows up on GFXBench
There’s ever growing pile evidence that Samsung will launch its 2014 flagship – Galaxy S5 – much earlier than expected. The latest – Samsung SM-G900S smartphone with 2K display and 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU showing up on GFXBench benchmark site.
Usually Samsung used to announce the new Galaxy Sx flagship smartphones in late March/April, with shipments starting in late April/May. But this year’s Galaxy S4 turned out to be a way too incremental upgrade over Galaxy S3, and sold much worse than Samsung expected. So now they are rushing with the early release of their next top of the line smartphone, with likely spec and design upgrades that should reignite the growth at the high-end.
As more credible rumors will have it, Samsung Galaxy S5 G900S should come with 2K (2560×1440) 5”+ flexible display, either 64-bit Exynos or 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 16 megapixel camera, Android 4.4.x Kitkat and metal chassis made by Catcher.
While 2K display on a smartphone may be an overkill, if most of the other rumored Galaxy S5 features turn out to be real, the new Samsung flagship will indeed be a serious upgrade from last year’s model.
Which may end Samsung’s high end smartphone woes at least for a little while. Or not. Depends on whether 2013 slowdown in high end smartphones happened due to the lack of compelling new features, or is the first sign of the market over-saturation, and structural shift to good enough mid-tier models.