Specifications for a mysterious new Samsung smartphone appear to hint at 2K or Quad HD display technology for the manufacturer’s next flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The aforementioned specs for the so-called Samsung SM-G900S recently appeared on the GFXBench benchmarking website.
They revealed a device with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz and running on the very latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat.
But the really interesting thing to note is the display, which was a 5.5-inch example with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. This resolution is also known as 2K or, in the case of the LG display that was announced back in August, Quad HD.
LG’s reveal of the world’s first 'Quad HD' display for smartphones was referred to as such because it offers four times the number of pixels of a standard 720p display.
Back to the mystery Samsung device, and there’s a bit of debate as to its identification. There’s a chance that we’re seeing an early version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but there are a few clues that suggest it’s the follow-up to a rather more recent effort from the South Korean giant.
The code name Samsung SM-G900S is very similar to the SM-G910S, which was that of the Samsung Galaxy Round (pictured). Could this actually be the next bendy-screened smartphone to emerge from Samsung HQ?
Considering the rumours that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a brand new 64-bit processor to match the iPhone 5S, that’s certainly a possibility. The aforementioned Snapdragon 800 may be fast, but it’s 'only' a 32-bit chip.
Regardless, we could well soon be seeing 2K displays becoming the norm as we move into 2014.
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Via: PC Advisor