We cannot deny that Samsung Galaxy S4 continues to dominate the mobile market alongside the popular iPhone 5s, but let’s face the reality and admit that its successor has already captured the spotlight, despite of the fact that it isn’t yet released. We are all dreaming of a powerful processor, an impressive battery life and other high-end specs, not to mention a premium design, but what can we really expect from this sequel? SamMobile received word from one of its insiders and now we can finally confirm not only its specs, but also some of those offered by the S5 Mini and S5 Zoom devices, so don’t hesitate to continue reading:
Just as previously rumored, Galaxy S5 specs will include a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) display and it seems that the screen will measure no more than 5.25 inches. And other initial reports have also suggested that it will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat OS, so we can already anticipate that we are talking about blazing fast multitasking, built-in printing, a new immersive mode that can hide toolbars and on-screen buttons, Emoji support and more.
On the back, Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 16MP camera and although isn’t known for sure, we just hope that it will use ISOCELL technology. Samsung has previously revealed that several smartphones releasing this year will come with this technology and we’d like to be the case of our device here as well, giving its more accurate color reproduction.
When it comes to its power, you should know that this Galaxy S5 will reportedly come with two options, as in the case of various other older Galaxy versions. So, depending on the model that you are choosing, you can enjoy either a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or an eight-core Samsung Exynos 6, so let us tell you that both these versions are promising. We still don’t know for sure what processor Samsung uses on which version, but it is more than likely to find the Snapdragon 805 processor in the more affordable plastic Galaxy S5, while the Exynos 6 chip cold power the premium metal Galaxy S5.
Unfortunately, we still have no clue regarding the internal memory, amount of RAM, battery capacity or eye tracking technology. Galaxy S4 has it and we have heard several rumors about its successor and its supposedly ability to actually scan your eye. This scanner should be primarily used to unlock the phone, just as Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor (iPhone 5s), but let’s just hope that these details will show up in the next weeks.
Regarding its price, we can tell you that it will be around $650 and $800, respectively; as for its availability, we can’t know for sure, but if we take in consideration this recent information, an announcement should be made in March, followed by an April launch.
As for the other two devices that Samsung is also reportedly working on, there is no reason to be worried; we haven’t forgotten about them. Galaxy S5 Zoom will have a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display and an improved camera, but that’s pretty much all that we can share with you regarding its hardware specs. As for the OS, the device is expected to feature the latest Android KitKat version as well, just as the Galaxy S5 Mini model. And although it is believed that it will also come with a Super AMOLED displays, its size and resolution remain unknown, at least for the moment. When it comes to their availability, our source reports that this Mini version will be launched somewhere in May, while Galaxy S5 Zoom later in June, but their price tag is yet to be revealed.
And finally, don’t forget that despite of the fact that we have used the “confirmed” term for their specs, there are certain aspects that can be changed until the official announcement. This wouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, but we’ll definitely let you know if this happens.