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Samsung Galaxy S5 specs reportedly ‘confirmed’

Updated Jan 13th, 2014 3:01PM EST
Galaxy S5 Specs, Features

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The Galaxy S5 will be available in two versions later this year, SamMobile has apparently learned from an insider, who also “confirmed” some of the specs of the company’s next-generation flagship Android handset. Apparently Samsung’s metal Galaxy S5 version will retail for €800 ($1,092) in Europe and it will have a “metallic back plate while being constructed of metal on the sides and front.” The cheaper model will be made of plastic, just like previous Galaxy S versions, and cost €650 ($888). It’s not clear at this time whether the more expensive version will still be called Galaxy S5, or whether it will be included in the rumored “Galaxy F” line.

As for internal components, the publication says Samsung will use two processors for its upcoming flagship handsets, an Exynos 6 model and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU. The former will have 64-bit support and built-in LTE, and will likely equip the metal Galaxy S5 model, while the latter would be found inside the plastic version.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S5 is expected to sport a 5.25-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, a 16-megapixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Details about RAM, battery capacity and optical image stabilization support for the main camera aren’t available at this time.

The Galaxy S5 will reportedly be unveiled in mid-March during an event in London, and it should hit various markets starting with early April.

The Galaxy S5 is also rumored to be joined by two sidekicks, just like its predecessor, including the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy S5 Zoom. The Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to be unveiled in June, and feature a Super AMOLED display and run KitKat, while the Galaxy S5 Zoom would be announced in May, sport a 4.8-inch qHD (960 x 540) display and run KitKat as well.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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