Users didn’t have a chance to test the Samsung Galaxy S5 in action yet but there is not even a shadow of doubt that it is one of the best releases this year. The Galaxy S5 packs all the goodies you would expect of today’s flagship smartphone. And yet, when it was announced back in February, some folks felt a stab of disappointment. Why? Because earlier rumors suggested that the S5 could arrive with a QHD 2,560 x 1,440 display which didn’t materialize in the end. It seems that not all is lost, though. GFXBench has a listing for Samsung SM-G906S and we have reasons to believe that is might be an upgraded version of the Galaxy S5 featuring expected 5.2-inch QHD display.
Samsung Galaxy S5 with QHD display in works?
The mysterious phone that appeared in benchmarks has a 5.2-inch screen which is just a tad bigger that Galaxy S5 but bumps the resolution to QHD. The handset is powered by a 2.45 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and comes with 3 GB of RAM. Other specs look familiar as we have already seen them on the Galaxy S5.
They include 32 GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. There is no mention of the battery size but since key features such as screen, processor and RAM appear to be upgraded, the battery should be larger too in order to prevent the handset from draining too fast.
Rumors about an extremely high-end Samsung phone have been circulating since last year. Some reports claimed that the Galaxy S5 could be released in two versions, one more high-end than the other. The regular high-end Galaxy S5 is already official and about to go on sale which makes us wonder if we should expect another more premium model. Soon after the Galaxy S5 announcement, Samsung Mobile boss JK Shin denied the existence of a more high-end variant, which of course is not a proof that it’s not in the works.
The Samsung SM-G906S with its striking resemblance to the Galaxy S5 in terms of hardware, fits the description of a more premium version. Moreover, its model number suggests that both phones are closely related (as a reminder, the Galaxy S5 was launched with model number SM-G900). We might be reading too much into those benchmark results, but on the other hand, this could be the first indication that a higher-than-high-end Galaxy S5 is on its way to the market.