Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung is reportedly expected to launch its highly-anticipated Galaxy S5 at its ‘ Unpacked’ event this month.
According to Cnet, the device would include a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera with Snapdragon
Earlier speculations pointed that the Galaxy S5 would not include either an ‘ iris scanner’ or a ‘ quad-HD display ‘ and would rather include modest changes like a better camera, a better processor, and some alterations to its design, along with a new version of Samsung’s Knox security software.
Before you say “well duh,” what’s interesting is the screens confirm that the phone will indeed skimp out on the rumored 2560 x 1440 AMOLED screen. Instead it will feature a full HD 1920 x 1080 display with a 480 pixel-per-inch density.
It will also have a slightly bumped up 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, although there’s no confirmation if it will be 64-bit. Meanwhile other elements of the phone’s system hardware include an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the upcoming device is the 16-megapixel camera on the back. Up front it will also include a two-megapixel sensor.
One (sad) saving grace
The hardware revealed in the latest AnTuTu screenshots fall in line with our earlier concerns that the Galaxy S5 would be the most underwhelming Samsung handset yet.
Despite the unimpressive screen and internal hardware, the Samsung Galaxy S5 might still have some things going for it. One of these is a swiping fingerprint scanner that’s purported to be better than the Apple iPhone 5S‘.
We’ll soon know if the Samsung Galaxy S5 is as boring as it seems on paper when it gets its big reveal at MWC 2014. Stay tuned for more!
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