It’s that time again. Every year when Samsung gets ready to release the new Galaxy S flagship madness ensues and the leaks flow like water.
The Galaxy S5 has already seen more hints and leaks dropped than you can imagine, and things have ratcheted up a notch over the past few days with box shots, benchmarks, and renders.
First up is Sonny Dickson’s render release which shows a device that measures 141.7 x 72.5 x 8.2mm. That’s close to the same size of the Galaxy S4 which is a bit surprising if true as Samsung was said to be doing things differently this time around due to lackluster sales of the S4. That said, it’s a render and could have been something passed around internally early on in development.
In the wee hours of the morning we got a glimpse at what is rumored to be the backside of a Galaxy S5 retail box and it’s loaded with specs. The box shows the Samsung Galaxy S5 to have a 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor, 3GB of RAM, 20MP camera, Full HD 1080p recording, Cat 4 LTE, and a 5.25-inch QHD display. These specs are right in line with what we’ve been hearing for months in terms of what lies under the hood although the QHD display w/1080p recording seems a little strange.
In addition to the somewhat suspect leaks we’ve mentioned above, the fingerprint scanner rumors have started back up again. This morning the Korea Herald reported that the fingerprint scanner will be present on the S5, and it will be located in the bottom corners of the display. They go on to say that there will be no physical home key and that it will have slimmed down bezels featuring an edge-to-edge design./>
If rumors aren’t your thing, you may be interested in the two variants SamMobile noticed on AnTuTu a few days back. The SM-G900R4 is the one you’ll want to pay attention to as the specs fall right in line with everything we’ve heard so far on the Galaxy S5. That means you should expect 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a QHD display, 16MP camera, and a Snapdragon 800. Certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Most of the things we’ve touched on are still very up in the air at this point and should be taken with a big grain of salt as always. Even leaks that appear to be “off” can turn out to be right in Samsung’s case as they’ve released a lot of variants in the past and we expect to see even more this year. It remains to be seen what surprises Samsung has in store with the Galaxy S5, but we’ll find out soon enough on February 24th in Barcelona.
Adam is a tech aficionado that enjoys gadgets, Game of Thrones, and all things Android.