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The Samsung Galaxy S5 - What to Expect
Last week, there were a few hints from one of the top Samsung executives concerning the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. This week, we've heard that Samsung 'insiders' have leaked some details of the specifications we could well expect from the S5 handset.
The exciting news is that there could be not one but two versions of the Galaxy S5. The speculation is that Samsung could release a top-end metal bodied handset as well as a plastic bodied version of the S5 which would be significantly cheaper. To date the Samsung Galaxy 'S' range of mobile phones have just come in plastic models.
It's also claimed that the 2 different S5 smartphones will feature different CPUs, with the metal handset sporting a Exynos 6 64-bit processor and the plastic handset with a Snapdragon 805 processor. The S5's predecessor, the Galaxy S4 has a quad-core 1.6GHz processor so it's likely that the two different S5 handsets will boast significantly faster and more powerful processors. It's very likely that the S5 will be all geared up to operate on the latest Android KitKat 4.4.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also expected to be slightly bigger than the S4 and could be kitted out with a 5.25-inch Super AMOLED screen compared to the 5-inch touchscreen on the S4 and S4 Active. This means that the S5 could boast a whopping resolution of 2560 x 1440. The S4 has a pretty impressive 13-megapixel camera, the S5 is expected to build on this and feature an improved 16-megapixel rear facing camera.
Battery-wise, there are rumours that the S5 will come with a powerful 2900mAh Li-ion battery which will fully charge in just 2 hours. It's thought that the battery will be a similar size to the 2600mAh battery which comes with the S4 so the phone's dimensions except for screen size are looking like they could also be pretty similar.
The latest we have on when the Galaxy S5 could be launched is that it may now be sometime in the middle of March with the new handset being available in stores from April. There are also rumours that Samsung are currently working on a further two new handsets, the Galaxy S5 Mini and an S5 Zoom smartphone. Watch this space for up to date developments on the Galaxy S5 as we get them.