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Galaxy S5 gadget spam takes shape: Yet another model uncovered

Zach Epstein
January 28th, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Galaxy S5 Launch

Samsung launched more than 10 versions of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in 2013. We’re not talking about different variants with varying antenna configurations for different carriers, we’re talking about completely different models. Samsung has never been afraid of the “gadget spam” label and its strategy of launching as many different devices as possible that might appeal to as many customers as possible is working quite well — Samsung is the top smartphone vendor in the world by a staggering margin in terms of shipment volume. So it indeed looks as though 2014 will be no different, and while the Galaxy S5 has not yet been announced, a device thought to be the fourth known version of Samsung’s upcoming new flagship phone has now been uncovered.

As Samsung blog SammyToday uncovered on Tuesday, Indonesian telecommunications regulator Postel has certified a new Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G900H. Like other phones that have popped up with the SM-G900 series of model numbers, this phone is believed to be a version of the Galaxy S5. Previously seen models include the SM-G900A, SM-G900F and SM-G900S.

No other details about the phone were provided in the certification listing.

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship phone is expected to feature a large 2K display, a new 64-bit 8-core Exynos processor or a quad-core Snapdragon processor depending on the model, a 16-megapixel camera with new technology that offers improved low-light photo quality, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. It will also reportedly include a fingerprint scanner for added security, just like Apple’s iPhone 5s.

The latest reports suggest that the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled in March ahead of an April launch.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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