Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Soon as More Evidence Shows Up

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | February 11, 2014 1:54 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be held soon as leaked benchmarks showed two variants are coming this year. 

Samsung may have sent out the invitations to the members of the press for its separate event on Feb. 24 in Barcelona that is speculated to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S5. However, a new leaked benchmark indicated that the device is indeed coming soon.

Pheonix Pham by Concept-Phones
Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept Image by Pheonix Pham

The event is entitled UNPACKED 5. The event will be held on the same day that the Mobile World Congress 2014 event kicks off. It seemed that Samsung wants to steal the limelight over other smartphones that will be introduced at the event. Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available for purchase in March or April.

Two completely different Galaxy S5 variants were spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks. This strengthened the claim that there are more than one models of Samsung Galaxy S5 coming this year.

The premium variant, which has the code SM-G900R4, showed off a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AC 2.5GHz quadcore processor in the benchmarks, coupled with 3GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 32GB onboard storage, a 2,560×1,400 QHD display, 16 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat. This variant scored 31,843 points on the benchmark.

The other variant coined as SM-G900H sported a Samsung Exynos 5422 octacore 1.5GHz processor with 2GB RAM, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 16GB internal storage, 1,920×1,080 pixel resolution display, 16 megapixel rear and 2.1 megapixel front camera, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. This variant scored 35,445 points on the benchmark.

However, it is important to say that it is quite easy to manipulate and fabricate the scores and points in the benchmarks. Thus, this must be taken as a grain of salt.

However, Samsung has not confirmed any of these rumours yet and waiting fans can continue to speculate. Latest rumours claimed that Samsung Galaxy S5 will also be equipped with a fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the device's entire screen. Thus, users can simply tap anywhere to access the fingerprint features.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Concept Image by Pheonix Pham
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