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Galaxy S5 specs finally seem to be confirmed – what a beast!

Kris Carlon
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There's been increasing consistency about the specs for the Galaxy S5, which at this point looks as though it will definitely be launched on Monday, February 24th at the Samsung Unpacked 5 event at Mobile World Congress. Although nothing official has appeared from Samsung yet, the most likely specs floating around a while back were tweeted again yesterday from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin and have now been backed up in a leaked securities firm document from Korea. The Galaxy S5 specs are still unconfirmed but things are looking increasingly concrete at this point in time.  

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This is a blown-up screengrab from the leaked document. / © Daewoo Securities Research/Samsung

The specs, as they now seemingly stand are as follows: 5.24-inch AMOLED display (2,560x1,440 pixels - 561 ppi) powered by either a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.5 GHz or a 64-bit Exynos 6 processor at 2.0 GHz. The Galaxy S5 will have 3 GB of RAM and come in either two or three internal storage versions: 32 GB, 64 GB and possibly 128 GB. There's still no news on microSD expansion though. The main camera looks to be a 16 MP ISOCELL camera (no news on OIS) with a 3.2 MP front-facing camera. The battery will be a beefy 3,200 mAh and will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat. It's hard to tell if the casing is plastic or metal and we'll have to wait and see how the fingerprint scanner works.

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All the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 specs are listed - but do you believe them? / © KDB Daewoo

This could all just be fake repetitions of frequently discussed specs, but there's some other elements to the tale that ring true, including the fact that some idiosyncratic iPhone 6 details were also shared in the Korean document that seem legit. Eldar Murtazin has also claimed that the Galaxy S5 will launch with a refreshed S Band and smart home support. We still don't know the fate of Samsung's new Magazine UI after their patent licensing deal with Google recently. So we may very well see a more pared-back Android experience on the S5 in a few weeks. If not, a Google Play edition shouldn't be too far away.

What do you think of these specs – likely or wishful thinking? Will you be investing in a Galaxy S5?

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  • Anders Bagger 6 months ago Link

    KitKat and 3 gigabyte ram. Damn... Samsung must have a really ram hungry updated toucwiz ready. Else i do not see the point in 3. Could just be a sales argument for "spec riders". Running 2 and jelly bean here. 2 is really somewhat overkill in some ways, the way I use my phone.

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      Kris Carlon 6 months ago Link

      I think for most users 3 GB of RAM is unnecessary, but if it's in the next range of phones then why not? Plus, for those with a liking for processor hungry games and multi-tasking etc, all that extra support comes in handy - one of the main reasons it's hard for any other device to touch the Note 3. Except the G Flex, apparently.

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    • Rutger 6 months ago Link

      With that expected screen resolution I Think you need a lot of RAM, also if it's a 64-bit processor with 64-bit apps and OS, it usually uses more RAM.

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        Kris Carlon 6 months ago Link

        Speaking of screen resolution, I read a funny thing on Reddit about how the Nexus 5's screen resolution is already overkill (just) in terms of the visual limit for resolution. The Nexus 5 comes in at just over 50 (which is the limit of what we can discern with the eye at one foot away or something like that) and the S5 will be 61 or something. Still, who doesn't want a 1,440 display if they can get one!

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      • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 6 months ago Link

        nx5 is overkill??? look at HTC one, that's even more xTreme
        5 inch+FHD vs. 4,7 inch+FHD

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      • Kevin Stagg 6 months ago Link

        So maybe the "...screen resolution is already overkill (just) in terms of the visual limit for resolution."

        The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray does 0-60 in 3.9 and a top-speed of 190MPH. Fastest speed I've seen on a highway in the US is 70MPH.

        It's all about the bragging rights. Vroom-vroom.

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  • Anders Bagger 6 months ago Link

    That segment of mobile users are true. Yet they are eighter teenagers or simply as I wrote, tech and number junkies. Most users will never have any need for so much ram. As they are the kind that uses calenders, texting, talking and taking pictures.

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  • Sterling Keys 6 months ago Link

    So....who is going to buy me a Galaxy S5?

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  • Kevin Stagg 6 months ago Link

    Agreed. At this point, 64bit processors and 3GB RAM are overkill. Do we really need that for Candy Crush and Twitter? What functions could possibly need that?

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  • plck74 6 months ago Link

    what about battery? long lasting or what?

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      Kris Carlon 6 months ago Link

      Well, 3,200 ''would'' have been long-lasting, but with that processor and that display...maybe it'll just be the same as the S4? Not that that is a bad thing, the S4's battery is actually pretty good.

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  • prescila lily 6 months ago Link

    bonjour a tous ! il m'as l'air super le samsung galaxi s5 :-) il dois être génial, dommage aux prix qu'il est.
    mes salutations les plus distingué :-)

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    • mark rogers 6 months ago Link

      Yes I want one, in the words of Jezza moorrre powwwer. Which will be the killer model? Which one to choose? The 64 bit or the snapdragon? Think I already committed myself.

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  • iMaC74 6 months ago Link

    GPE S5 for me I had the Samsung S4 but Samsung still owe the S4 owners there extra GB lost with all the Samsung bloatware and extra sh*t we didn't need, now rocking a GPE S4 and will be getting the GPE S5 when released not sure on which version if there is going to be a choice, all this extra battery blar blar blar it's still gonna last the same as the device your using now. Dose seem Overkill for today's general usage.

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      Kris Carlon 6 months ago Link

      I'm also thinking about a S5 GPe. I still wonder what the fate of the new TouchWiz is after the Google handshake - will Samsung back up and put a more stock Android feel on the S5 or is it all too late and the S5 will be the last of the bloatware-heavy Samsung devices? Either way, GPe for sure!

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      • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 6 months ago Link

        well, the new Korean law can maybe end the bloatware from LG and Samsung, or at least make it killable...

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  • Anders Bagger 6 months ago Link

    The "actual" device in the picture is absolutely gorgeous, never the less.
    And they will defently put out a mini version.
    That would indeed be a better choice for me.

    Am I the only one, wich are thinking of a mix between S4 and ONE, when
    I look at it?

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  • Glostermeteor 6 months ago Link

    If they dump microsd I dump Samsung its as simple as that

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    • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 6 months ago Link

      true Story Same here...

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      Kris Carlon 6 months ago Link

      What if they bring out a 128 GB version? Still, paying a few bucks for an SD card versus forking out a ton for 'Samsung' memory is a pretty easy choice! I paid an extra $50 for an additional 16 GB of memory in my Nexus 5 - same thing would have cost me about $15 in a microSD card. Ah, if only...

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      • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 6 months ago Link

        but when I have a hell of videos I also save them up on a second mSD, which has (obviously) the advantage of swapping it, not to forget that mSDXC goes theoretically up to 2 TB or sth like that. and when more storage arrvies, I can push that in...
        unlike you all, I am no american, so I cant do much with dollars and have no plan of their value but one thing's for sure:
        on Amazon you get 32GB mSD cards for 20€ and for those who only want 16GB extra get that for 10€. 64GB are 40€ upwards.

        source:
        http://www.amazon.de/s/?keywords=micro+sd
        at 07:15 at GMT+1

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  • laurakelly 6 months ago Link

    i don't think that 3 GB ram is unnecessary because for me i had to save my all documents and stuffs in phone. i would prefer phone which has good memory storage.

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  • Nasim Ahmed 6 months ago Link

    Good site

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