Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor mill keeps on churning, this time along with alleged details of the iPhone 6



Galaxy S5 concept

We know we’re only a few short weeks away from the Samsung Galaxy S5 becoming official. With an official announcement closing in fast, that means is already putting the finishing touches on the device, be it the packaging, and/or marketing materials. The phone is out there, we just haven’t seen it (yet). As one of the biggest devices of the year, we can’t help but wonder if Samsung will play it safe, making the S5 more of a refresh? Or will Samsung go “all out,” packing the device with the highest-of-end hardware in an effort to crush the competition before they can even get back up for another round.

Today a Korean security research firm has allegedly obtained some “insider information” regarding the device, leaking details of both the Galaxy S5 and upcoming iPhone 6 in a single PDF. So, exactly how much seems legit and how much is BS? We’ll let you decide, but here are the rumored specs.

Samsung Galaxy S5

  • 5.2 inch – 5.25 inch 2560×1440 SAMOLED display (560ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or Samsung Exynos 6 processor (depending on model)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64/128GB storage configurations
  • 16MP/3.2MP cameras
  • Running Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Release date: Q1 or Q2 this year

While nothing here is looking too crazy, it does show Samsung’s willingness to compete in the numbers game (more is always better) when it comes to just about every hardware spec. We should point out there was no mention of fingerprint or retina scanners on the device, but we suppose extra hardware features could have been left out.

It’s the leaked iPhone specs that really have us questioning the validity of this leak. According to the PDF, Apple is planning to launch an iPhone 6 in 2 sizes — 4.7 and 5.5-inch varieties — opting instead for IGZO display tech over the previous model’s LTPS. Other oddities included the device would run iOS 7.2 (not 8) and an expected release in the Q2 or Q3 of this year.

So exactly what, if anything, should you do with this “leak”? Well, take it with the finest grain of salt like always. Curious to hear your expectations of the Galaxy S5. Does it line up with what is being reported here, or do you think Samsung should be focusing on hardware/software design more so than 2K displays?

[OLED-Display.net | via PhoneArena]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Samsung, Please de-bloat Touch Wiz..

    1. Start saving the GPE.

  2. already over it.

    1. What? Yourself? Highly doubt that’ll happen any time soon.

  3. 32gb 64 and 128, i would love that

  4. Those are really nice specs. If you’re expecting more, then you’re unrealistic. To be more detail is to wonder what the battery size will be like, how much they may have changed their skin, if the camera has OIS, and features not mentioned in the leak, build, etc.

    As far as for the iPhone…They never really jumped from an entire number with each device. They just made their overhaul. No need to go to 8. They just need to simply improve what they already have with anything it lacks and their exclusive features of course.

    1. 3,000mAh removable battery

  5. Unless this phone waits until May, there’s not going to be an 805 in it.

    1. You don’t think Qualcomm would make an exception for Samsung?

    2. These phones almost always get released around the end of April/beginning of May

  6. Well the IGZO screen seems reasonable being that the ipad air has the same screen. I seriously doubt they will dump the 4inch screen and go straight to a 4.7 and 5.5 though, unless it doesn’t have bezels.

    1. They’ll make an iPhone 6c to keep the 4″ line alive.

  7. Wow, I *really* hope the storage option rumors are true. No 16GB to be stuck with? I would die of happiness. If T-Mobile carried a 128GB version? Um, HELL YES I’d be all over that like white on rice.

    It’d be great if it ended up looking like that render, that’s a really nice design.

    1. You know TouchWiz… the 32GB version feels like a 16GB when Sammy gets done with it

    2. Doubt it. T-Mobile never even carried the 64GB version of the Note3, though I was assured they would (for corp customers first)

    3. Or Brown on rice

      1. Haha. True dat. Brown rice is better anyway. ;)

  8. Lol how long will the iPhone be now?

    Is that an iPhone in you’re po.. “Yeah, its an iPhone 6 in my pocket! >:-O” How many rows of icons does it have?

    1. “30! 30 rows of icon! Apple is brilliant!”

    2. You guys will thank me for suggesting that you watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNBP18nrRdw

  9. The rumored specs on the GS5 are fairly nice, though, I’m not 100% convinced of a 128GB version. Battery would be biggest area of concern for me at this point, with the super hi-res screen.

    In reference to the iPhone 6 specs, I’ve actually seen the rumors of a 4.x inch and 5.x inch device on other websites. Could be legit.

    Only time will tell.

  10. Probably have to buy the 64G version of the S5 since the bloatware will most likely take up 16Gb itself.

  11. Nice spec bumps, but there’s still one unimproved spec that the iPhone has always had over Android, and still does: touch input latency.

    Most tests put the iPhone at about 2 times more responsive to touch, and it’s something everybody notices, but we’ve just gotten used it. It’s especially noticeable on the Note w/ pen lagging behind whatever you’re drawing.

    Why can’t Android do better here?

    1. I heard the accuracy on the iPhone is far inferior to that of Android, though.

      1. Yeah, it is less accurate, but accurate enough for fat fingers, so lower touch latency outweighs it. I don’t know if the lower accuracy is BECAUSE of lower latency, but… for Android… I must ask…. Why Not Both? :)

        1. Both would be great but it’s light-years away from being a deal-breaker for me.

          1. Yeah, not a deal breaker, but a deal maker all else equal.


      2. I don’t think you can tell all that much on the iPhone, i mean you move your finger by an inch and you’re already at the end of the screen. Its like a 500lb person with a hoolahoop, at one point it stopped being a hollahoop and became a belt.

        1. http://www.iphoneincanada(dot)ca/news/robotic-testing-finds-iphone-5c5s-screen-less-accurate-than-galaxy-s3/

          Here goes one link. There was a test done to prove this to some extent. Accuracy would be where you touch and where the screen is registering the touch. Not where you can touch on the screen and how good you are. LoL!! Not that one. =.P

          1. I don’t think the location of the touch is a limitation of the tech, that’s just apple sucking again by not properly calibrating the touch inputs. The note series used to have a calibration method due to the s-pen being offset.

      3. I can 100% attest to this. Owning both an iPhone 5s and Nexus 5, I’m constantly finger effing my iPhone trying to hit some tiny button on the screen. Sometimes I can see my pressing right on it, but the phone doesn’t know it.

        On my Nexus 5 (or other Androids), taps are far more accurate and less frustrating.

    2. In support of the comment below by No_: http://phandroid.com/2013/10/25/iphone-display-inaccurate/

      Kevin reported in this last October.

      1. *on*

  12. Ooo!! 128GB onboard!? How lovely? =.D

    And that concept over there lookin’ mighty nice. One day an OEM should consider the design of a concept.

  13. I love my S4 but Samsung needs to stop with the bloatware . this is my last Samsung phone if they don’t stop the bloat ware and allow users to uninstall it

    1. Im so looking forward to the S5, rooting it and debloat it. I like taking matters into my own hands instead of wishing and waiting for things to happen.

    2. The beauty of Android is in customization. If you aren’t happy with touchwiz then flash another rom. Or you can root the phone and uninstall or disable the bloatware yourself.

  14. 128gb on board storage, yikes, they’re listening to me. I’m a storage freak. Hope these specks are on the money. Now hoping the build quality is improved. Thanks Samsung.

  15. I wonder what the off contract price will be.

  16. I cannot tell you how much I do not want a 2k display on a 5.2″ phone. 1920×1080 is pleanty. All the extra pixels are doing is eating up battery and driving up cost. On a 6″+ device maybe, but this is useless on a 5.2″ phone.

  17. If they start making 128GB versions, especially with an empty microSD slot, I’ll drop my Z Ultra for a Note 4 immediately.

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  18. 32/64/128GB! I do not see the US receiving the 128GB version.

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