The Galaxy S5 has debuted without a rumored quad HD, 2K, 1440p display option, but rumors that Samsung has been working on a handset with such a screen are sticking around, nonetheless. While there’s been a lot of talk, we haven’t had much in the way of evidence to support such claims, but we may be able to start doing something about that now, with a couple pics leaking of what claim to be just such a 2K Samsung smartphone.
We’ve clearly got a Samsung prototype here; the company using bulky cases to obscure a phone’s design like this is nothing new. But just which phone might this be? As we picked up on this story, the phone was described as the long-rumored Galaxy F, but looking back to the source, we’re not sure where that idea comes from, and it may just be speculation. We’ve also seen the theory put forward that this is an older Galaxy S5 prototype, and if that’s what’s really going on here, we worry this phone may never see the light of day. Finally, the appearance of what may be a bottom-edge-mounted speaker is fueling rumors that this could be a future Galaxy Note model. Honestly, this handset doesn’t seem large enough to be the Note 4, but we also don’t have a great sense of scale here, making it hard to say with any certainty.
2K displays exist, and it’s really just a matter of time before Samsung warms up to putting one in a smartphone. Will this be the device that does it? Maybe, but we don’t even have confirmation that the model pictured here features such a component. The source behind these pics is also a new one to us, and maybe we shouldn’t yet be taking this all at face value. For now, this story is still very much open-ended.