Benchmark scores of what is supposedly the Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, appears to indicate that the Korean giants are preparing to pack a 2K resolution display on the next-generation device. The Galaxy S5, as some speculate, could see an earlier release compared to previous years.
The benchmark score also lists another aspect of the device’s hardware: a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset, which is the highest clockspeed of any Snapdragon 800 chipsets in any mobile device to date. In addition to the 2560 x 1440 display, the device will also ship with Android 4.4, which should not be much of a surprise, considering that every flagship Samsung Android device will run on the latest version of Android. There is also word that Samsung may finally move away from plastic and finally adopt a metal chassis for its 2014 flagship. The Korean company has approached Taiwanese company Catcher to supply up to 30 million metal housings, as well as approaching two other suppliers.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S5 may be announced several months earlier compared to previous releases, with a Q1 release mooted. But then again, this benchmark score may not even be referring to the Galaxy S5 at all: Samsung is also rumoured to be working on a more-premium-than-premium Galaxy F series, and it was initially rumoured that this device may be announced in Q1 of 2014 as well. All there is for now is a model number, SM-G900S (the Galaxy S4’s model number is SM-I9500, while the Note 3 is SM-N9000), and the promise of more leaks to come.