By Stephen Schenck | December 4, 2013 10:46 AM
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.