The Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled at MWC 2014 last night, and now we know there will be an octa-core variant of the device.
According to an official Samsung infographic release last night, Samsung has plans to release an Exynos octa-core version of the Galaxy S5 – albeit in limited markets as with the eight-core Samsung Galaxy S4.
Last night, Samsung only mentioned the 2.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor for the Galaxy S5, but the infographic listed a 2.1GHz octa-core Exynos 5 processor model.
The infographic has since been redacted, with any mention of the eight-core variant removed from sight.
A roll-out for the octa-core variant would be very limited though, so don’t expect it to arrive here in the UK if and when it is unveiled.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Features
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch full 1080p HD super AMOLED display running on a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM.
It features a 16-megapixel rear camera paired with a 2-megapixel front-facing option and Samsung has introduced a super-fast focusing time of less than 0.3-seconds.
The S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant and is still encased within a plastic body that is now adorned with a perforated design on the rear.
Coming with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, the S5 still offers microSD card support up to 64GB.
However, the new features of the S5 include an iPhone 5S Touch ID rivalling fingerprint scanner embedded within the home button. You’ll need to swipe your digit on the sensor in order for it to be recognises, rather than simply holding it there. It does work with PayPal though, which is dangerously helpful.
The S5 also features a heart rate monitor on the rear, which works together with the new S Health app, integrated pedometer and calorie tracker to help you stay fit.
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