SM-G900S shows up in benchmark with 2k display, could be Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Round 2

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?


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I applaud Samsung for pacing technology leading the way to providing the products we must have over time. Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung period.


I agree with you Richard. Imagine if it was only crApple. Things would be very boring in the smartphone arena. Samsung is where the innovation is at. They keep pushing the envelope. I can’t wait to see what the future brings.


I disagree ryarrell. As it is, annual refreshes are a headache for US customers, due to the 2yr contracts most folks enter with their carrier, due to the high cost of these devices ($900+ USD). That said, missing out on one generation of the phone is bearable, given the discount given on the phone (approx $700 USD) Also, the annual refreshes usually arrive just in time for the folks that purchased their phone 2 years prior. Releasing an updated version of your flagship phone in less than a year’s time, however just fustrates everyone. Even the people paying a premium… Read more »


I hope they wait a little and use the next generation Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD, so there will be no need to launch a “new version” of Galaxy S5 to compete with the new smartphones that will be launched with that new chip.