By Stephen Schenck | February 11, 2014 5:17 PM
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but there’s no denying that this is a Sprint-hosted file; we suppose there’s a possibility that the data within is out of date somehow (this metadata doesn’t provide a useful timestamp for when the UAProf was last updated), or maybe human error is involved, but for the moment this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.