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Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 packs 2.5GHz processor, could launch at CES 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone could pack one of the fastest smartphone processors yet with benchmark results showing a number of new features that will reportedly be included in the device.

A benchmark test, posted on GFXBench, reportedly shows that the company’s next top of the range smartphone will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 chip clocked at 2.5GHz that reportedly means it will be the new Snapdragon 805 processor.

The same test showed that the screen display will have a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution that has a reported pixel density 560ppi based on the rumoured larger 5.25in screen the device is expected to have.

The rumour mill surrounding the Galaxy S5 is already in full swing with the device reportedly set to ship with an impressive 2K-resolution display, 16-megapixel camera, über powerful 4,000mAh battery and it should run on Android 4.4 Kit Kat.

Samsung may choose to release two different versions of the new device with one featuring the polycarbonate body that customers are used to and the other sporting a flexible OLED screen similar to the one seen on the recently released Galaxy Round.

The Galaxy Round has bombed in the sales chart with only 100 units sold per day and Samsung will hope that by equipping the Galaxy S5 smartphone with OLED screen technology it will improve the technology’s fortunes when it comes to smartphones.

There could also be a different processor in each of the two versions with one packing the aforementioned Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and other coming with a Samsung Exynos processor that brings a meaty eight total cores as opposed to Snapdragon’s four.

It’s rumoured that Samsung will launch the device at CES 2014 in January whilst putting it into mass production in the same month before it’s released to the general public in March 2014.