The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no doubt probably the most predicted smartphone of the yr and, as we are becoming nearer to its launch (February twenty fourth, 20:00 CET, in Barcelona at Unpacked 5 adventure), extra small print about it are hitting the online.
Early rumors urged that Samsung will launch two Galaxy S5 editions: a top rate edition with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) show and steel physique and an ordinary edition with Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and plastic physique. Even supposing it was once originally believed that each fashions can be launched in the identical time, it sounds as if the top rate GS5 is not going to see the sunshine of day except early summer season.
The day gone by, ETNews Korean outlet wrote that Sammy has postponed the launch of the premium Galaxy S5, as they are facing technical problems. Furthermore, New York Times noted more than a week ago that the Galaxy S4 sequel would only sport a 1080p display, while several alleged Galaxy S5 benchmark indicated the same thing. Sammobile wrote on February 12 that the AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile S5 variants will pack Full HD screens.
Now, the folks at Android Authority got word from “a person with knowledge of the matter” that a T-Mobile Galaxy S5 version will debut early to mid-June. On the other hand, a Samsung executive has told GSMArena that the Galaxy S5 would go on sale in three weeks, which might mean that the S5 variant that will debut this summer at T-Mobile is the Quad HD-equipped model.
There’s even more evidence that the premium Galaxy S5 will not be made available sooner than this summer. ETNews wrote today that “in the middle of this year, the company [Samsung] is forecast to roll out smartphones with the QHD display in large quantities.”
There might be an explanation for why the QHD S5 might not debut until this summer. It looks like the current SoCs are not capable of handling the 2560 x 1440 resolution of the display. Since the Snapdragon 805 chipset is expected to equip the first handsets this summer, it can be speculated that the QHD Galaxy S5 might be the first to integrate Qualcomm’s new processor.
As a refresher, the premium Galaxy S5 is expected to bring 5.25-inch QHD screen, octo-core Exynos 6 / quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage, microSD, 16 MP primary camera with 4K video recording support, metal casing, and a fingerprint sensor. The only differences between the premium and the standard GS5 might be the built materials (metal for the premium model, plastic for the standard model), processor (Snapdragon 800 for the standard model), and the amount of RAM (2 GB for the standard S5).
Unfortunately, there’s no way to verify the authenticity of the reports, therefore we are advising you to take them with a pinch of salt. After all, there are only four days left until the Galaxy S5 announcement and all the rumors will be debunked.