Samsung Galaxy S5 retail packaging leaked showing specs?
Another day, another round of rumors and leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S5. The number of such mumblings is only increasing as we get closer to the handset’s unveiling on February 24, so get ready for more and more of this stuff. And apparently get ready for most of it to be contradictory.
That’s the case this time around too. Below you can see what is claimed to be a leaked photo showing the Galaxy S5’s box. The back of the box, specifically, which is where Samsung usually lists some specs of the handset contained inside. The company has done this for many of its past devices. Furthermore, this box looks very similar to the ones in which the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 shipped, so it may be the real deal.
Then again, it could just be one of those S4 or Note 3 boxes with the Galaxy S5’s “specs” added in via Photoshop. It’s impossible to tell at the moment whether this is legit or not.
When it comes to the actual specs depicted on the leaked packaging, they are once again different (in certain respects) from everything we’ve heard before. This is becoming a pattern – every day or so a new set of purportedly leaked specs shows up, and they’re different from the ones that came before (at least in a couple of ways).
This may mean that no one actually knows anything about the Galaxy S5’s specs, and all of these leaks are made up. Usually with big device releases, we know pretty much everything there is to know about them this close to the announcement – with specs confirmed several times.
Now, though, we’re left wondering. Will the Galaxy S5 come with a 5.25-inch 2,560×1,440 Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, a 20 MP rear camera (with 1080p Full HD video recording), a 2 MP front camera, 3 GB of RAM, 150 Mbps LTE, GPS, and a 3,000 mAh battery?
Let’s see. The screen has been rumored many times, so it’s probably correct. That said, there may be multiple versions of the Galaxy S5, some of which will only get 1080p resolution. The 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU can only be a Qualcomm part, either a Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AC or a Snapdragon 805. Both of these have been rumored for the Galaxy S5 at one point or another. 3 GB of RAM seems reasonable since the Galaxy Note 3 has that amount, but the cheaper S5 will only get 2 GB according to past leaks.
The battery could very well be 3,000 mAh, then again we’ve also heard it would be 2,900 mAh or 3,200 mAh. So this is up in the air. And then on to the camera. A 20 MP sensor actually makes more sense than a 16 MP unit if this leaked picture really was taken with a Galaxy S5 (hint: it’s all about the aspect ratios – of the sensor compared to that particular image), but only 1080p video recording? That really makes no sense.
With its Snapdragon 800 CPU and 13 MP sensor, the Galaxy Note 3 can record 4K video, so why would this arguably superior camera in the Galaxy S5 only manage lower-res videos?