Galaxy S5 for Sprint shows up in a user agent profile, reports a 1080p display

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Right now, nobody can be sure exactly what Samsung has up their sleeve for the Galaxy S5. We know rumors are pointing to 2 possible models: one featuring super high-end specs dubbed “Prime,” and another standard model with specs more in tune with last year’s model.

Yesterday we not only got, what appeared to be, a look at the specs of these models after they appeared in an AnTuTu benchmark — the US Cellular version sporting 2K display with 3GB of RAM, along with a European model with a 1080p display and 2GB of RAM. This looked good for the US, as it appeared we’d be receiving the higher-end version (even if only the US Cellular version was benched). But not so fast…

Sprint UA prof SM-G900P

A certain SM-G900P made an appearance on Sprint’s site via a user agent profile. This matched up perfectly with yesterday’s list of model numbers for a handful of Galaxy S5 variants, along with their respective regions/carriers. While that’s not the biggest news in of itself, it’s the device’s reported display resolution that has some in a panic. According to the UA prof, Sprint’s Galaxy S5 could launch with a 1080p display, leading some to wonder if they managed to get stuck with the “standard” model, instead of the higher-end “Prime.”

Really, user agent profiles should never be taken as bible and it’s possible this was only a prototype device for testing on Sprint’s network, who knows. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

[Sprint | via SammyToday]

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  • J Cav the Great

    IMHO… 1080p is perfect for a smartphone…now a question:

    what CPU is MDM9615?

    • domatau

      snapdragon 805?

      • J Cav the Great

        now that would be nice…

    • MITM

      Qualcomm LTE chip

  • MountainFit

    Dear God, what if you were to get stuck with that crappy 1080P screen. You wouldn’t be able to break out the loupe to show them how your 2k is better if they only had hawk eyes. Dude (the guy who wrote the article) , seriously chill out on measurbating. Give me upgrades that matter, like a better battery.

    • Nathan Bryant

      I understand exactly what you mean, but it has stopped being about “seeing” pixels a while ago. You will actually see a visual difference in the quality of a 2K screen. It’s not about seeing pixels anymore. people thought the same about 720 to 1080. Do we need 2K? No, but you do notice the difference in quality.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      But I’m almost finished…

      • Roaduardo

        Your going to kill us all Chris!

  • irishrally

    1080p is for p*ssies.

    • J Cav the Great

      U should know.

    • nofearofimaginarymen

      You poop mouth.

  • J Cav the Great

    If u really want to see the difference between a 720p,1080p,and 2k screen…then get a Android 4.1 device or later, and set the DayDream feature with full brightness.. when it activates you will see the gradients between colors and how they blend together..720p u will some lines, 1080p barely noticeable lines, and I don’t know 2k…well ..yeah..but I did this last week at T-Mobile store..I ha e a GS3(720p) and compared to a GS4 (1080p)…

    there…now go have fun…

    • nofearofimaginarymen

      What if I don’t put it on full brightness and on daydream? I used the Moto x the other day and i would never complain about it compared to my Nexus 5. Is it 2k better? Yes. Is it worth the loss of battery? Not to me.

      • J Cav the Great

        I’m not saying one is better than the other.. please read. a lot people on this site have asked what is there difference? is there a difference? how much of a difference?

        I’m simply stating what I did to compare phones before buying…with all of the screen technology out there…variance between color pallets is the best way to put it to the test..take it or leave it.

    • Stephen D

      That has nothing to do with the resolution of a display. It’s all in the calibration and quality of the panel. The GS4 is better calibrated and has a better panel.

      • J Cav the Great

        u are wrong guy.there is more to it than calibration.and I dont feel like explaining.. G’nite

        • Stephen D

          No, it is either the calibration, the panel, or the source material, but has nothing to do with resolution. It’s color banding.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour_banding
          http://www.avsforum.com/t/936266/what-is-banding

          Please, explain to me how changing pixel count would effect this. Usually, a higher resolution display also uses a higher quality panel, so there would be less banding, but once again, it has nothing to do with resolution.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Jokes aside, I just want to be clear: I’m in no way faulting the Sprint version for having a 1080p display. Samsung makes the best mobile displays on the market, and 1080p is more than fine on a 5-inch display.

    What’s alarming is, according to rumors, the 1080p display could implicate that the Sprint version is the “standard” model equipped with the other lesser specs.

    Again, UA prof aren’t 100% proof of anything, and it’s entirely possible this was merely a prototype device, or reporting the wrong resolution.