Samsung Galaxy S5's Specifications Leak Ahead of Launch

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By Rohit KVN | February 5, 2014 8:01 PM EST

It has been only a day since Samsung announced its 'Unpacked 5' event for 24 February. Now, the specifications of the company's next-generation flagship phone Galaxy S5 have surfaced online.

Russian tech enthusiast, Eldar Murtazin, has revealed that the forthcoming Samsung marquee phone would boast of a 5.25-inch AMOLED screen with 2K (2560x1440p) resolution having a pixel density of 560 ppi (pixels per inch). Inside, it would pack Exynos 6 or Snapdragon 805 chipset (depends on the market), 3GB RAM and a 16.0-megapixel main camera.

The only new details are 3.2-megapixel snapper on the front side and a high capacity 3200 mAh cell, which is quite believable, as it is certain to come in handy for high-resolution display, which is notorious for fast battery draining.

Most of the features revealed by Murtazin are pretty much the same, which are already circulating on the internet. But it has gained significance lately due to his accurate prediction of  Samsung's upcoming event 'Unpacked 2014 Episode 1'. He is also credited for foretelling last year's flagship handset Galaxy S4 launch. So the features disclosed by the Russian blog writer might turn out to be true when Galaxy S5 is unveiled later this month. 

Other specifications that are expected to feature in the Galaxy S5 are a metal case, a finger-print sensor for screen unlocking, smart gesture features like multi-hovering technology for enhancing 3D gaming experience (users can operate and play games on the phone without having to touch the screen. The sensors on the display have the ability to take note of the signals from the multiple hovering fingers movement), head-movement tracking feature to browse web pages and more.

Beside Galaxy S5, the South Korean company is also rumored to debut a new slimmer and feature-rich Galaxy Gear 2. This time, the new smart wristwatch is expected to support all android smartphones, unlike its predecessor which supported only a handful of Samsung handsets.

Rumoured specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5 include:

Model

Samsung Galaxy S5

Display

5.25-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K (2560x1440p) resolutions and pixel density of 560 ppi (pixels per inch)

OS

Android v4.4 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz interface

Processor

64-bit architecture based Samsung Exynos chipset /2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 chipset

RAM

3GB (or more)

Storage capacity

expect to come in 32GB , 64GB variants with micro SD card slot

Camera

Main: 16.0 - megapixel camera with 4K video recording 

Front: 3.2 -megapixel camera with full HD video recording

Battery

3200 mAh battery

Network

3G/4G/LTE-Advanced

Add-ons

metal casing, smart camera gesture control feature, finger print based biometric technology

Price

Metal variant: €800 (around ₹67,000); plastic variant: €650 (around ₹54,600;

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The logo of Apple Inc is reflected on the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Beijing June 5, 2013.
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