Friday, 31 January 2014

Galaxy S5 rumor roundup

Samsung's latest flagship is the hottest buzz on the Internet right now,with the device's imminent launch on February 23,we have compiled the list of expected specs and features.Of course, some of them are too good to be true and we will have to wait for the actual launch for confirmation.

METALLIC BODY
as we reported a year earlier samsung has finally decided to use premium materials in its smartphone.Samsung will apparently launch 2 versions of Galaxy S5 one with regular plastic and a premium model with metallic body.Magnesium and Aluminium are the likely materials

PROCESSOR
The smartphone will come with 2 different processors.However,unlike its predecessors there will be no US and International versions as both the processors will be capable of handling 4G LTE.The premium version will get Samsung's own eight-core Exynos 6 CPU,capable of running all 8 cores simultaneously.and the regular version will feature a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5 GHz.Contrary to popular belief,The Exynos 6 probably will NOT have a 64 bit architecture

MEMORY
Both the versions are expected to come with 3GB  LPDDR3 RAM.Internal memory could be 16GB

DISPLAY
Its almost confirmed that the phone will come with a 5.25 inch QHD 2560 x 1440 display,with an eye popping pixel density of 560ppi.The human eye maxes out at 300 ppi,but this display will certainly give you bragging rights.The display is supposed to be of AMOLED variety but some rumors suggest an LCD display

CAMERA
Several sources claim that the Galaxy S5 will come with a 16MP camera with  hardware-based optical image stabilisation.With alleged image samples released by @evleaks already confirming the resolution of thr camera

RETINA SCANNER
The feature seems to be impractical and gimmicky, but having the phone scan your eyes to unlock it is as cool as it can get. Recent rumors suggest that a retina scanner is highly unlikely,instead we might see a good old fingerprint scanner.

SOFTWARE AND UI
The image on the right is a screenshot of the Galaxy S5 homescreen which is very different than the usual TouchWiz UI(Finally something new!!)
The S5 will launch with a heavily skinned Android 4.4 KitKat with a Crapload of Bloatware,but there surely will be a Google Play edition with stock android in the near future.

AVAILABILITY
After its big reveal just a day before Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, the device is expected to hit the shelves in  April.

This is all we have on the device right now,stay tuned for more updates.
Have we missed anything?? or if you want to add your wishlist of features,please feel free to comment.

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