The launch of the Galaxy S5 is widely expected to be in just a little over a week at Mobile World Congress at the Samsung Unpacked 5 event the company began teasing last week. But, if this leak is to be believed, the closeness of the event means that retail packaging is close to final and has apparently made its way into the wild.
With a similar design to the current line of recyclable cardboard packaging of the current Galaxy line of devices, this picture shows a laundry list of seemingly dream specs for the upcoming phone, possibly, some would say even too good to be true. But if true it would represent an extremely large leap forward in the spec war that’s a constant in the Mobile industry.
The spec list would be :
- 5.25″ QHD (2560×1440 resolution) Super Amoled Screen
- 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Possibly a Snapdragon 800 or 805 with both capable of achieving the clock speed)
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 20MP Rear Camera with AF & 1080P Video Playback and recording and 2MP Front-Facing Camera
- Cat4 LTE 150Mbps/50Mbps
- WiFi, GPS/GLONASS
- Smart Remote
- 3,000mAh Battery
While a spec list of this magnitude would certainly be attractive, there’s still a couple of issues. Firstly, Samsung introduced 2160p@30fps video recording on the Galaxy Note 3 and it’s a little strange that they are looking to release their seminal flagship phone for 2014 with a mere 1080P Video capture and playback. There’s also what appears to be a different font colour around the ’0.0′ in 20.0MP in the photo, possibly indicators of digital manipulation. Next, it’s a good idea to check out the retail packaging for the Galaxy S4 just to get an idea of what you should expect : The formatting of text on the listing of the size screen description is oriented to the right, while the purported Galaxy S5 retail packaging is oriented right next to the icon for the screen. This is also true for the text for the CPU and radios.
It’s also worth noting that previous packaging hasn’t referred to RAM specs, and the wording around the smart remote just doesn’t gel with previous references to the IR LED and Universal Remote Control features.
In leaks of this nature, I’m your Fox Mulder – I want to Believe – and really, it’s on par with current rumours surrounding the device. But there’s a few inconsistencies and with leaks you always have to take them with a grain of salt. What actually comes out in just over a week is anybodys guess, but the above list of specs would be a great start.