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Samsung Galaxy S5 “Prime” and “Standard” models seemingly make an appearance in AnTuTu benchmarks

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Samsung has never been a stranger when it comes to releasing multiple hardware configurations of their flagship devices. Look no further than last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 in which multiple devices — all carrying the same S4 branding — ended up launching shortly after the flagship released. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, and Galaxy S4 Zoom were examples of this.

That being said, it didn’t surprise us to hear that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would also launch in multiple hardware configurations, depending on the region. In case you needed further proof that this will be so, take a look at a pair of alleged Galaxy S5s that recently found themselves benchmarked on AnTuTu: the Samsung SM-G900R4 (US Cellular) and a SM-G900H (Europe). The devices — very similar in model number — reported very different specs in their benchmarks.

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs Antutu

Reportedly, the US Cellular model will carry a 2K display along with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and 13MP/2MP cameras. The international model weighs in with a 1080p display, Exynos 5422 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage — a modest jump in from last year’s model. This helps lend credence to rumors that the S5 will launch with a premium “Prime”  model, as well as a regular “Standard” variant.

Samsung Galaxy S5 benchmarks Antutu

When pitted against each other, it’s the European model that came out on top. This is most likely due to a number of factors, like the Exynos processor not having to work as hard to push as many pixels, as well as Samsung needing further time to “optimize” the software for these benchmarks.

Other model numbers to keep an eye out for (and their carriers/regions) include:

  • SM-G9006V_CHN_CHN (China)
  • SM-G9008V_CHN_ZM (China)
  • SM-G9009D_CHN_CTC (China)
  • SM-G900A_NA_ATT (AT & T)
  • SM-G900D_JPN_DCM (Japan)
  • SM-G900F_EUR_XX (Europe)
  • SM-G900H_EUR_XX (Europe)
  • SM-G900I_SEA_XSA (Asia)
  • SM-G900J_JPN_KDI (Japan)
  • SM-G900K_KOR_KTC (South Korea)
  • SM-G900L_KOR_LGT (South Korea)
  • SM-G900M_LA_VF (Vodafone)
  • SM-G900P_NA_SPR (Sprint)
  • SM-G900R4_NA_USC (US Cellular)
  • SM-G900S_KOR_SKC (South Korea)
  • SM-G900T_NA_TMB (T-Mobile)
  • SM-G900V_NA_VZW (Verizon)
  • SM-G900W8_NA_BMC (BMC)

We expect to learn much more about the Galaxy S5 when it’s finally unveiled on February 24th, during Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona, Spain. Expectations are definitely running high, and Phandroid will be on-hand for the event bringing you the latest.

[via AnTuTu 1, 2]

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  • danbob999

    That would be the worse Galaxy S series release ever.
    More pixels is useless at this point. Just improve that damned 1080p display. Snapdragon 800 is not bad, but it will be 6 months old already.
    2GB RAM sucks. Even the Galaxy S3 had 2GB. 3GB is the only real improvement over say, the much cheaper Nexus 5 .

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      What are you spouting off about?

    • Ben Edwards

      Galaxy S3 had 1GB.

      • DJ Lawless One™

        The US version had 2GB but only a dual core processor vs the international version that had a quad core chip and 1GB of RAM.

        • danbob999

          Exactly, RAM is much more useful than an extra two cores on a phone. Also each core of the US version was faster.

        • Ben Edwards

          Ah yes, true.

    • Nathan Bryant

      You have your facts all wrong dude.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      You’d only need 3GB of RAM in a phone/phablet if your phone’s software configuration out of the box was such that it wouldn’t be able to run half-decently with less RAM (which with Galaxy devices could be the case) and/or if you’re planning on playing a lot of 2K videos/games on it.

      • danbob999

        2GB is fine on a midrange phone at a midrange price, like the Nexus 5. If Samsung wants to raise the bar again in 2014 they need to go for 4GB, or 3GB at the bare minimum.
        It’s not that you need it now. But if you want your phone to last 2-3 years it better not be outdated on day one.

        • Rick Hultmark

          But Samsung doesn’t want you to keep a device for 2-3 years…..

  • Ben Edwards

    Give it a couple of months and they’ll release another S5 with the Snapdragon 805 SoC. No point being an early adopter with Samsung – they rush to meet unnecessary release deadlines and then release an updated product no more than a couple of months down the line. At least, with the past couple of generations of the S line anyway.

  • mamemame187

    To all you guys spazzing over ‘OMGWHERESMYSNAPDRAGON805 MUHH SO MAD’ the 805 isn’t even going to be available to manufacturers till early to late spring. Phones with them won’t be available till summer/fall..

    • MITM

      OMGWHERESMYSNAPDRAGON805 MUHH SO MAD

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        To quote that one guy from the Dodgeball movie: “That guy’s a dickhead!”

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      I wasn’t aware that the manufacturers would only get access to it in the spring. Beg pardon but what do you base that statement on?

      • mamemame187

        past processor releases by qualcomm + trusted sources.

  • Giles Peach

    With all the bloatware on my S4 I just can’t see myself buying another Samsung. Play Editions aren’t an option where I live. I left iPhone so I didn’t have to root every other day. Nexus 5 batterly life is a huge turn off. HTC might be my last hope for the first half of 2014. I hope they don’t mess it up with a puny battery too.

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      I’m with you. Samsung’s bloat is way over the top and it doesn’t look like they’re going to change so the S4 will be my last Samsung phone.

      • earth

        are there phandroid readers who dont root? easy enough to remove bloat if not using custom rom.

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          I realised something a while ago. Rooting my S3 and using Cyanogenmod 10.2 only leaves about 1.5GB of the 16GB internal storage free. Don’t ask how that happened.

          • Rick Hultmark

            You have to go in a delete the install packages

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          Not that easy. Many features can be disabled but can only be uninstalled by rooting. Rooting also has the advantage of allowing you to update your phone more quickly and using exceptional apps like GMD Gesture Control that requires root access.

        • Patrick Smithopolis

          I can go that route or I can buy another phone that doesn’t have the bloat. I choose the latter. I want to see what HTC and Motorola have to offer.

        • steveb944

          I don’t root, and don’t have the need to since I go Nexus. If the Nexus program or GPe devices end I’ll have to start doing it tho.

      • J Cav the Great

        S3 was my first…and last..

        • Adrien Assadian

          *barry white* …my everythiiiiiiiiing

    • egern

      Nexus 5 battery life is a big concern? It’s been an absolute blessing for me. Can’t really find much fault in that phone, and when you consider the price, it’s nearly perfect. I guess the bar was set low for me on battery life, since my other two Android phones were the HTC Incredible and the Galaxy Nexus. Batteries never stood a chance.

      • Guillaume

        Lacks an SD card slot though…

    • WhoaManWtF

      The LG G2 has ridiculously good battery life compared to everything else and is a great phone.

      • Giles Peach

        The G3 will definately be a consideration, if I can wait that long. I don’t want a 6″ device like the G2 Pro however.

        • J Cav the Great

          the G3 should have the same 5.2 inch screen…maybe better color and resolution..but the size of the G2 is perfect

    • mcl630

      I usually get over 3 days on a charge on my Nexus 5. Check your locations settings and make sure the “Mode” is set to “Battery Saving”. It makes a massive difference.

  • Aar0nC

    I was actually looking forward to it having the new 805 snap dragon, I can honestly care less about the Qhd…. Just like this other dude said, if these are the final spec then then Nexus 5 can still be considered

    • malcmilli

      yeah but the 805 wont be ready

      • Jason Yuen

        But that’s exactly what will make the S5 special. Pushing the boundaries on what people thought was possible. Simply coming out with something already considered mainstream top tier won’t be enough. That’s the problem with having 2 flagship lines.

        • malcmilli

          lol i mean i understand that but you cant produce something that does not yet exist. Samsung is a lot of things, but wizards, they are not. The Galaxy Note 3 will have the 805.

          The “problem” as you stated is not a real problem. It’s also the first time in years qualcom hasnt had a first half processor and a 2nd half processor. I wouldn’t sweat it too much. s800 has great improvements in battery life to the s600. I’d be happy with that.

          • Jason Yuen

            As a Note 3 user, I’ll be laughing my way to Note 4 knowing that my note 3 lead the game for the past year. It’s a bit of a vicious cycle now. If people aren’t impressed by the S5 then it’ll be another relative flop like the S4. Then the S6 will be rushed to market again in 2015 again with the same shortcomings.

  • namesib

    I’m disappointed by that processor. I might have to give the Note line some consideration if the S series is always going to miss out on the year’s new Snapdragon.

  • MastarPete

    That’s not a whole lot to go off of considering the S3 and S4 each had two variants at launch, Snapdragon for the US and Exynos wherever LTE wasn’t available. There would have to be more than just the two benchmarks to add to the possibility of “Premium” and “Standard” variants.

    IMO, there would also need to be an Exynos based result with a 2k resolution and/or a Snapdragon based 1080p result to lend any credibility to the rumor.

    Edit: Or is Samsung finally ready to release Exynos worldwide with LTE support?

  • Jason Yuen

    Galaxy S used to be a flagship product. Since the S3, it has been demoted to sort of a secondary support phone. If the S5 comes out with the Snapdragon 800 then that’s proof enough that Samsung is making the Note line the true flagship phone. That would make sense since a large screen is arguably what sets Samsung apart from Apple. Now with Apple supposedly coming out with a phablet, Samsung needs to emphasize the note line as the top of the line device. Perhaps a not so subtle way of fighting Apple at their “we did it first” game.

    • vinnyjr

      IMO the Note 3 is the best smartphone made to date from any manufacturer. I have the Note 3, along with several other Android top of the line devices and yes the iPhone 5S. The Note 3 has the best specks and fantastic user experience. The most important feature is the S-Pen, I’m a building contractor and I can run my entire business of the Note 3. That phone is a life saver.

  • blest

    really starting to look like I’m getting the new HTC

  • mcl630

    Why does Phandroid keep referring to 2560×1440 as “2K”? It really ought to be 2.5K. According to Wikipedia, 2K can mean 6 different resolutions, including 1920×1080 and 2560×1440.

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    So the LG G2 will be on the same level as the Galaxy S5.. That’s kind of crazy..