Samsung ‘insider’ confirms metal and polycarbonate Galaxy S5

Detailed specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone have leaked online that ‘confirm’ the device will be released in both metal and plastic versions.

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Reputable Samsung blog Sam Mobile quotes an “insider” as stating that the device will be priced from €650 [£541] and powered by either an Exynos 6 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip depending on the model.

The metal and polycarbonate versions of the device will be priced at €800 [£666] and €650 [£541] respectively and it’s yet to be confirmed whether the metal-clad Galaxy S5 will be named the Galaxy F or not.

Both devices have a 2,650 x 1,440 resolution AMOLED display, the size of which has yet to be confirmed and thought to be 5.25in, if earlier rumours are to be believed.

In terms of processors, the smartphone comes with either an Exynos 6 chip or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with this depending on whether the handset is 4G-LTE enabled or not.

Lastly the camera is a 16-megapixel sensor and it’s so far unclear if it comes with hardware optical image stabilisation [OIS] or not. There was, however, no further news on the presence of iris recognition technology, which was mentioned by a prominent Samsung executive at CES 2014 last week.

The same source also confirmed to Sam Mobile that the company is planning to launch an S5 Mini and S5 Zoom a short time after the Galaxy S5 and both have a Super AMOLED display.

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All of the smartphones run on the latest version of Google Android 4.4 KitKat and it had already been made public by Samsung that the Galaxy S5 will be announced in March or April with a launch shortly after. As far as the S5 Mini and S5 Zoom, Sam Mobile reports that the two will be unveiled in June and May respectively before becoming available shortly afterwards.

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