Jan 14th, 2014

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As we approach the anniversary of the Galaxy S4, rumors of its inevitable sequel have begun leaking out online. Yesterday, we got alleged “confirmation” of the Samsung Galaxy S5’s specs, highlighting hardware like a 2,560×1,440 resolution SAMOLED display, Exynos 6/Snapdragon 805 processor, 16MP camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

While battery size was left out of that particular leak, PhoneArena is hearing that, not only will it feature a 2,900mAh battery, but it will be using a new kind of Li-ion battery capable of packing the 20% more energy in the same amount of space. This new tech — provided by Sillicone Valley startup Amprius — even also allows for rapid charging for added convenience.

For now, we’ll take this with a pinch of salt. Where last year’s spec wars were simply a numbers game, it appears that this year we might finally see newer, better tech make its way into our favorite smartphones.


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