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The report claims that Samsung will release both metal and plastic versions of the phone, similar to what Apple did in 2013 with the metal iPhone 5s and the plastic 5c model. The story also says that the S5 will have an AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440. While the story says that the size of the display is still not known, they claim they expect it to be around 5.25 inches, which would make it a quarter of an inch larger than the current Galaxy S4.

The story says that, depending on if the model supports LTE, the S5 could have either Samsung's own Exynos 6 processor with 64-bit support or Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 805 chip inside. In the past, the U.S. version of the Galaxy smartphones have had Snapdragon processors, while other parts of the world could get the phone with Samsung's chip. Today's report also says the S5 will have a 16 megapixel rear camera.

There's no word yet on just how much RAM or storage will be inside the S5. The report does say that the announcement is planned for sometime in March, with Samsung holding the press launch in London this time. The actual release of the S5 is planned for April. Finally, we can expect launches for the Galaxy S5 Zoom and Galaxy S5 mini sometime in May and June, respectively.
Believable?
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Well if it becomes believable, then this may be my very first Samsubg Galaxy phone....or I will still opt for an SGS4 for cheaper, only if the SGS5 doesnt really have any new features. Hardware wise, it will be different but how by how much? might be another SGS2 to SGS3 transition, maybe....
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Can't wait to find out the actual retail price on the metal top tier storage version....oh wait just kidding.

Having to buy a new phone retail because you don't want to lose your unlimited data plan is BS.

Anyone want an 32gb white Verizon S3? tongue.gif
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1440p on a Smartphone? Honestly, can we even see the difference? DIdn't we have some news article saying that 400 ppi or something was the max we could see from a smartphone?
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I have a feeling that 1440p isn't going to stay very long. It'll just be like 720p... Abandoned for 1080p in a matter of months.

After 1440p, they are going to release a 4k resolution screen... I am sure of it.
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Hope it's true, time to change my S3
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I was just considering the S4 as an upgrade from my original HTC "Incredible" rolleyes.gif. I've had the thing since '09 and it's out lived it's worth 3 or 4 times over now. If the S5 comes out in the next few months, I'll for sure pick it up.
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1440p on a Smartphone? Honestly, can we even see the difference? DIdn't we have some news article saying that 400 ppi or something was the max we could see from a smartphone?

display technology is advancing, it doesnt matter if we can see the difference or not. it is most certainly nothing to complain about.
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i would love to see a better speaker (like boom sound) and better dac (like wolfson wm8994), better camera(OIS with better lowlight and faster focus), ditch crapmoled in favor of either super lcd 3 or 10-bit 1080p IGZO 120hz, Hi10p h.264 1080p hardware acceleration. dual sim, microphone that doesn't suck.
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display technology is advancing, it doesnt matter if we can see the difference or not. it is most certainly nothing to complain about.

more pixels means the gpu must work harder which means more power drain and less fps in games while any perceivable improvements regarding pixel density is a placebo effect
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