There have been a lot of rumors making the rounds about the Galaxy S5, but now we finally have what we could consider concrete details on Samsung’s next flagship, including a model number and a few of its specs. A device with model number SM-G900S has made an appearance on GFXBench – the model number suggests it could be the Galaxy Round’s successor, but what reduces the chances of that being the case is the hardware listed in the benchmark.
The display resolution is listed as 2560×1440 – it’s a resolution the Galaxy S5’s display is all but confirmed to have, and it’s pretty much a given that Samsung wouldn’t want to debut its highest resolution display on anything but its next flagship phone. Another spec that hints at the SM-G900S being the Galaxy S5 is the Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at ~2.5GHz – the current cream of the crop Snapdragon 800 chips are all clocked at 2.3GHz, so the one listed in the benchmark is an upgraded one (likely the 8974AB or 8974AC variant) that will offer even faster and more efficient performance (though the non-LTE variant will most likely use Samsung’s upcoming 64-bit Exynos chip.)
The SM-G900S is running on Android 4.4 KitKat, which isn’t surprising considering Samsung has been at the forefront of launching flagship devices with the latest version of the OS since the Galaxy Note II. Provided this is the Galaxy S5 we’re looking at, its appearance in benchmarks at this time doesn’t come as a surprise – numerous reports have suggested Samsung is planning on launching its next flagship in the first quarter of 2014, so it would be normal for the company to be testing the device in full force and effect.
What do you guys think? Is the SM-G900S the Galaxy S5? Actually, there’s a very high possibility it is, so the real question is: are you impressed by the hardware it will apparently sport, and does it do anything to increase your impatience for Samsung’s next premium offering, one that might finally be made of metal instead of cheap plastic?