[Update: More specs added] Samsung SM-G906S with QHD (2560×1440) screen appears in benchmark

The Galaxy S5 didn’t turn out to have a QHD (2560×1440) display despite months of rumors saying it would, but we still didn’t lose hope of seeing a Samsung phone with that ultra-high resolution, especially since the company had said that QHD phones are on the horizon. Today, thanks to a benchmark listing, we’re possibly getting a look at what could be the first Samsung phone with a QHD display – a Samsung SM-G906S can be seen on benchmark site GFXBench, listed with a screen resolution of 2560×1440. The model number is higher than that of the Galaxy S5′s (SM-G900*), which would back the recent statement from a Samsung official saying the company was working on a separate premium line of devices.

The SM-G906S seems to have quite a lot of power under the hood, considering it managed to beat the Galaxy S5 – which has a lot less pixels to push but is powered by the fastest Snapdragon chipset currently available – in a couple of tests, which means that if a QHD device does show up in the future, it likely won’t be left wanting for processing power, something that is a primary concern for ultra-high resolution devices at the moment. Unfortunately, when (and if) this device will see the light of day continues to remain a mystery at this point, though considering the fact that 1080p displays are more than enough on smartphones, that isn’t going to drive too many people crazy with impatience.

Update: More specs of the SM-G906S have emerged on GFXBench – these include a Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz with an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 5.2-inch display and a 15.8-megapixel rear camera. That’s enough to lend further credence to the fact that a super-premium Galaxy S flagship could be in the works, and now it’s all a matter of waiting for more information to rear its face in the coming months.

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2 years 27 days ago

more reason not to buy s5 early. :)

2 years 28 days ago

more info:
- Snapdragon 805

Nate B.
2 years 28 days ago

Bad ass specs, but it’ll need an iconic design.

2 years 28 days ago

Yep, but I don’t have much faith that Samsung can deliver on that (guts: yes, iconic design: no). Perhaps they should poach some design talent from Nokia or HTC?

Nate B.
2 years 28 days ago

More pixels alone won’t make it nay better of a device. It’s. All is but not a must have. A new form factor and material build will be better.

2 years 28 days ago

S on the end giving the hint it’s SKT model. Most likely, it will be available only on Korean market. May be will be available to the rest of world (like E330 -> I9506).

2 years 28 days ago

Interesting. Would like more news about this mysterious Galaxy smartphone.