Launch window rumored for quad HD Galaxy S5, new evidence arrives from Samsung itself

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Last week brought us the latest volley of rumors claiming that Samsung still intends to release a version of the Galaxy S5 featuring a 2K resolution display, after the GS5 launch brought us only a 1080p version. While Samsung’s been denying that any such device exists, the rumors have been oddly persistent, going into some detail about the phone’s hardware, including the use of a new Exynos SoC. What we haven’t had, though, is a strong sense of when this fabled phone might go official. Today we hear some theories on a possible launch, as well as check out new evidence for the phone’s existence, straight from Samsung of all sources.

First up we have a report out of Samsung’s own South Korea, claiming that our quad HD GS5 may be prepping for a June launch. While that’s quite soon, it really makes a lot of sense, as Samsung would presumably want a bit of a buffer between this launch and the expected September debut of the Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung’s no stranger to accidentally letting slip confirmation of new devices through official channels – remember when it talked about wearable compatibility with Galaxy Tab4 models, before those had even launched? For a while now, we’ve been following evidence of the company’s model SM-G906 as this possible quad HD GS5. Well wouldn’t you know it, but a Samsung support page lists the SM-G906K, SM-G906L, and SM-G906S among various GS5 models.

Some of those suffixes are ones we’ve seen before with this model number, and all three represent phones intended for operation in South Korea. It’s interesting to see just these three listed here like this; could that mean that the quad HD GS5 may be a South Korean exclusive? Maybe at first, at least?

Source: Asia Today (Google Translate), Samsung
Via: GSM Arena, SamMobile

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