Alleged box image of the Galaxy S5 might not be the real deal after all

An image recently leaked by claims to showcase the rear side of the retail Galaxy S5 box. The design and styling of the box looks eerily similar to that of the retail boxes that the Galaxy S4 and Note 3. Considering the fact that it is not difficult to juxtapose fake hardware details onto a Note 3 or S4 box, this image might as well turn out to be a hoax, so take the following news with a grain of salt. The box does claim to list out the alleged specs of the Galaxy S5, although they seem to differ from those listed in the latest round of rumors. The details that are in line with what we’ve seen include a QHD (2560 x 1440) screen, 2.5 GHz CPU, which is most likely going to be the Snapdragon 805, 3 GB RAM and LTE Category 4 connectivity.

However, the similarities end there. The box lists the camera as a 20 MP offering, which is in contrast to the 16 MP ISOCELL variant that Samsung is said to include in the Galaxy S5. There was a rumor that Samsung might consider making a 20 MP sensor, but that did not gain any traction, and subsequent rumors suggested a 16 MP sensor on the S5. Also, video recording is listed as full-HD, which contradicts the 4K recording rumors that we’ve heard regarding the ISOCELL sensor.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 boxes list the first number of the camera quality in bold, which in their cases is “1”, referring to the 13 MP sensor included in those devices. On the box image, however, the “2” is not in bold. The battery size is similarly listed as 3,000 mAh on the box, which is different to the 3,200 mAh listing we’ve seen in rumors.



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3 years 2 months ago


3 years 2 months ago

Bullshit, who needs a 4K screen. Just bring your TV then. This smartphone race is really going crazy

3 years 2 months ago

Idon’t relly think its gonna be a 20 mega pixels camera cause that 2 on the left side of camera has not a the same color like the 0 att the right side if you look really really carefully will see that but i hope that it has it

Question: should i bu the samsung galaxy note 3 or the samsung galxy S5

3 years 2 months ago

I’m actually rather impressed with these specifications. It may not be the 4K resolution everyone was hoping for but it’ll do just fine. If Samsung isn’t ready for something then don’t push them, otherwise it’ll be a flop. Just wait until the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 if you really want 4K resolution.

3 years 2 months ago

i think samsung play games pfffffff what’s going on samsung 3000 mah that’s all for s5

3 years 2 months ago

The Note 3 also says Full HD video playback on the back of the box, yet still records 4K.
I think this is the real deal. Why shouldn’t it be? The reveal is only ten days away, it’s about time something leaked. Also, the specs seem realistic, just like most would expect. The screen size gets bigger by about 0.2 inches every time. Also, the 3,000 mAh battery is more than the S4′s but it wouldn’t be more than the Note devices. The RAM is also from last year’s Note 3 and the 20MP camera is realistic too.

3 years 2 months ago

Exactly. N9005 records 4k but the box says FullHD.

Sebastian Shaw
3 years 2 months ago

i will be very very piss if samsung not put fm radio and 4k video capture in s5

i can even live with 3000 mah battery but cannot live without 4k or fm radio

and by the way samsung should start produce 64 gb variant of their phones not just say they gonna make it because they newer make it