Galaxy S 5, iPhone 6 details spelled out in analyst report
Apple’s iPhone 6 (or sixes, as the case may be) and Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 are easily some of the 2014 smartphones that fans are anticipating the most, and we’ve already had the opportunity to hear a lot of ideas for what to expect out of each. While some of the details that have been mentioned thus far are largely without controversy, others have been more difficult to pin-down. As we wait for official word to ultimately arrive, we’ve got a couple more theories to check out today, as KDB Daewoo Securities out of South Korea publishes a report on its own expectations for the phones.
According to this, the iPhone 6 would come in two sizes: something in the 4.7 to 4.8-inch range, and a 5.5-inch phablet. We’ve seen those precise measurements jump around a little, but there seems to be a consensus that this is generally what we’re looking at. Resolution has been a slightly more contentions issue, and this account suggests that the smaller iPhone will see a 1080p display, while the larger would get an odd 2272 x 1280 panel.
Other noteworthy points are the increase to 2GB of RAM, a new 128GB storage option, and sticking with an eight-megapixel camera. Interestingly, this claims that the phones will both launch running iOS 7.2, and not the iOS 8 we’ve been recently discussing.
In Samsung land, this Galaxy S 5 description sounds largely in line with existing rumors. That means things like a metal body, 3GB of RAM, and next-gen SoCs, with different variants using either a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 or 2GHz Exynos 6 Octa. Display size could grow to around 5.2 inches, and this analysis supports a resolution increase up to 2560 x 1440. Like those iPhone 6 rumors, the GS5 may get it own 128GB storage option.