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Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaked: 16MP camera, Snapdragon 800 CPU and 1080p screen tipped

New Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks have surfaced, with prematurely unveiled benchmarks suggesting the eagerly awaited handset will run a 16-megapixel camera and Snapdragon 800 processor.

With a 16-megapixel snapper having long been tipped to feature on the Samsung Galaxy S4 follow-on, latest leaks have suggested that the improved primary camera, which will boast a 5312 x 2988 pixel shooting resolution, will be paired with a secondary, 2.1-megapixel camera up front.

What’s more, although it had previously been mooted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would become the first device to run Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 CPU, the newly leaked AnTuTu benchmark tests, reportedly taken from the S5, have instead hinted a 2.5GHz quad-core 800 chip is set to feature.

Last month, speaking with TrustedReviews, Qualcomm hinted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would miss out on the 805 chipset which is destined for handsets later in the year.

With a Samsung Galaxy S5 release date widely expected to be held later this month, Tim McDonough, Qualcomm’s VP of Marketing told us the first Snapdragon 805 powered phones are not expected until “mid-year.”

As well as teasing camera and power credentials, the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks have put the device in line to run Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and a 1080p Full HD display, down on the 2K resolution panel that has been heavily rumoured.

Earlier this week Samsung hinted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be held on February 24, issuing invites to an MWC-based press conference that it has teasingly dubbed “Unpacked 5.”

Given Samsung has yet to offer any formal word on the S5’s specs sheet, we suggest that these slightly middling performance leaks be taken lightly, for now at least.

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