With metronome inevitability, the launch of a new Samsung flagship phone draws ever closer – and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is spilling its secrets across the internet.
Death to all but metal
The Galaxy S5 will reportedly pack a 5.25in, 2560×1440 AMOLED display, with a 16MP camera around the back and running (unsurprisingly) Android 4.4 KitKat.
The phone will pack one of two processors: an eight-core Samsung Exynos 6 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. SamMobile speculates that the split may not be as simple as putting the Snapdragon in the 4G version of the phone, as with the Samsung Galaxy S4, since the Exynos is reportedly capable of handling LTE connectivity.
It's possible, then, that the metal version of the Galaxy S5 will be a more premium offering, packing in the 64-bit Exynos processor, while the plastic version features the Snapdragon.
We should find out soon, though - the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to launch in March, with the handsets hitting shops in April. The Galaxy S5 will reportedly set you back €800 (S$1388) for the metal version and €650 (S$1288) for the plastic variant.
As night follows day, the Galaxy S5's arrival will be followed by the launch of Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom handsets in May/June, according to SamMobile. Details are scarce for these devices, beyond a rumoured 4.8in qHD Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S5 Mini – it'll be interesting to see if Samsung follows the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini's lead and delivers a device that matches the specs of its bigger brother.