Benchmarks rekindle 'premium' Galaxy S5 rumors

Details found on a benchmark site suggest Samsung is, in fact, readying a more robust Galaxy S5 model.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't on sale quiet yet, but fresh rumors of an even more premium version emerge. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

In another pass at a rumor that simply refuses to die, newly discovered benchmarks allege that Samsung is prepping a bigger, more powerful Samsung Galaxy S5.

Details found at GFXBench for a product called Samsung SM-G906S, show the device as having a 5.2-inch display with QHD resolution, or 2,560×1,440 pixels. Not only is it a shade larger than the forthcoming Galaxy S5, but it's twice the resolution.

Additional specifications outed in the listing indicate that the phone runs Android 4.4.2 and features a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, a later generation than the Galaxy S5's 801 chipset. Like the Samsung Galaxy S5, this new device would have a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.

While it is possible the Samsung could introduce a new line of smartphones, the model number suggests otherwise. The standard Galaxy S5 bears the number of SM-G900; a new series would likely have an entirely different number.

The rumors of a premium Galaxy S5 have been tossed about the rumor mill for quite some time. Whispers dating back to 2013, also include a metal unibody shell or a curved display.

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Is this Samsung's long-rumored "premium" Galaxy S5? Screenshot by Scott Webster/CNET

Via DroidLife.

 

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