Benchmarks reveal very high-res Samsung handset – a Galaxy S 5 candidate?


When it comes to Samsung’s Galaxy S 5, we’ve heard plenty about this 64-bit Exynos chip that might power the phone, plenty about rumors of a metal body, and plenty about what Samsung might be thinking for the phone’s camera. But one thing that’s been a lot less clear is what we could expect from the phone’s screen. Manufacturers love to deliver resolution bumps with their flagships whenever possible, but where do we go from 1080p? A new benchmark result may have our answer, as it reveals a Samsung handset with a 2560 x 1440 display.

We’ve been talking about panels like this a lot lately – we heard about a Meizu phone with a similar resolution just the other day, and we know that LG’s been working on one of its own. The big question, which these benchmarks don’t address, is size; will this model SM-G900S get a more Note-like 5.5-inch screen, or could Samsung really deliver that kind of resolution in a five-inch component?

Beyond the display, the specs we see are definitely high-end, though don’t offer any real surprises. This is a Qualcomm-based model, rather than one running an Exynos, but that’s pretty normal for Samsung. While the SoC’s only identified as a regular MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, the higher-than-normal clock speed suggests we’re looking at one of the newer 8974AC chips.

Source: GFXBench
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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