Samsung SM-G906S leaks via benchmark, might be higher-end Galaxy S5 version

One of the most leaked things about the Samsung Galaxy S5 was that it would sport a 2,560×1,440 touchscreen, with 5.2-inch size. This, however, didn’t actually turn out to be true, as the company’s latest flagship only has a 1080p Full HD panel just like its predecessor.

Yet there is still hope if you’re craving a Samsung device with that huge QHD screen resolution. One of the past rumors said there will be multiple Galaxy S5 versions, one lower-end, and one higher-end. The former was already announced, but what about the latter?


Well, it may be the Samsung SM-G906S. The phone with this model number ran GFXBench and thus some of its specs have become public. It has a 5.2-inch 2,560×1,440 touchscreen, a 2.45 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 16 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat on board.

Aside from the processor, the amount of RAM, and the screen, the other specs are identical to what can be seen in the Galaxy S5. Furthermore, the Galaxy S5’s model number is SM-G900, so the G906 could surely be just a variation of it. If this were a new device entirely, then we’d expect to see it called G910 or G950 or something like that. 906 is way too close to 900 for this to be anything but a slightly differently specced Galaxy S5.

The Samsung SM-G906S is in fact the first handset that we’ve seen benchmarked having the Snapdragon 805 at the helm. This is Qualcomm’s best performing CPU ever, and it was announced in November last year, with the first devices bearing it expected to arrive on the market in May.

Such time frames do generally slip, so maybe we won’t see the Snapdragon 805 in the wild earlier than the middle of the year. Either way, it’s coming, and this Samsung SM-G906S may be the first smartphone to have it inside.

Because of the much increased number of pixels in a 2,560×1,440 panel compared to a ‘normal’ (for this day and age) 1080p screen, more processing power is needed to achieve the same results. Which is why it makes sense that Samsung would use the Snapdragon 805 in this case, and not a Snapdragon 801 like for the Galaxy S5.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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