Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors: release date, specs and others

Leaked benchmarks showing the device’s performance were posted online by the site Hdblog.

Specs include a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1080 x 1920 full HD display with 480 pixel-per-inch density, a 16-megapixel camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

AnTuTu benchmarks showed that there could be two different variants of the handset as the models SM-G900R4 and SM-G900H appeared in the files.

The main difference between the two models seems to be the screen resolution.

A photo of the handset’s sales package, posted by Dutch website SamsungGalaxyS5.nl, confirms the previously published data about the hardware and the display.

Other leaked information came from an image published by Sonny Dickson that apparently renders the design and proportions of the Galaxy S5.

Samsung joined the bandwagon by posting a teaser for its Unpacked 5 conference, suggesting a redesign of the TouchWiz UI.

SamsungGalaxyS5Abonnement.com posted a screenshot captured on a Galaxy S5 that offers more details about the specs of the upcoming Samsung smartphone.

SamMobile published a design render of the device created by Move Player, showing a physical Home button placed in the middle, with design elements from the Galaxy S4, more square corners and a new TouchWiz interface.

SamMobile reported that a fingerprint reader could be integrated into the device’s Home button and that the user would have to “swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint.”

In addition, Samsung introduced some of the technical details of the smartphone’s camera.

Rumors about the release date of the smartphone continued to fly these weeks as well.

ZDNet Korea wrote that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be launched on the market towards the end of March 2014, while GSMArena cited an unnamed Samsung executive who stated that the Galaxy S5 will arrive on the market in three weeks.

An unnamed Korean industry source reportedly told OLED-Display.net that Samsung has been planning the release of two Galaxy S5 models, a standard version and a premium variant.

In support of rumors about the existence of two Galaxy S5 models was a report about a Spigen case listed on Amazon that is said to be compatible with the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Prime.

Also, a leaked document from Vodafone supports the existence of a golden version of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Finally, a teaser video presented by Samsung for the Unpacked 5 event reveals that the handset will come with waterproof capabilities.