Sprint hosts User Agent Profile for apparent Galaxy S 5, but dammit if it ain’t confusing


Just when it really felt like we were getting a handle on everything Samsung was up to with the Galaxy S 5, especially with that leak of some specs-laden packaging arriving overnight, it would only figure that something new would have to show up to throw a spanner in the works; a User Agent Profile document that appears to describe Sprint’s GS5 variant has been uncovered at the carrier’s site, and it leaves us with more questions than answers.

Let’s back up for a moment. It’s been looking like we could see two versions of the GS5, a premium and a standard. Benchmarks were making it appear that the US carrier editions would be among these premium models, with high-res quad HD displays (the one we checked out sported the model number of a US Cellular edition). Then there would also be a 1080p GS5 – the “standard” model – available in other markets.

The thing is, this Sprint GS5 identifies itself as having a 1080p screen and just 2GB of RAM, instead of the 3GB expected for the premium edition. There’s also mention of a 13MP main camera, instead of a 20MP or even 16MP component.

If this were coming from anywhere else, we’d be doubting how much might be legit, but there’s no denying that this is a Sprint-hosted file; we suppose there’s a possibility that the data within is out of date somehow (this metadata doesn’t provide a useful timestamp for when the UAProf was last updated), or maybe human error is involved, but for the moment this remains a seriously odd discovery.

Source: Sprint
Via: SammyToday

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Stephen Schenck
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 Read more about Stephen Schenck!