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Mysterious Samsung smartphone packs ultra-high resolution 2K HD display
The successor to Samsung’s popular Galaxy S4 smartphone may have been ousted in recent benchmark results at GFXBench. Said benchmarks (if legit) reveal a handset powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.5Ghz but the real eye-catcher here is the purported display resolution of 2,560 x 1,400, otherwise known as 2K HD, that could put pixel density as high as 560 PPI.
Other rumors suggest the S5 could ship with a unibody metal chassis created by the same company that produced the casing for the HTC One and the iPad mini. We are also hearing rumblings of a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 3GB or 4GB of system memory and a massive 4,000mAh battery. Naturally, Android 4.4 Kit Kat would also be along for the ride.
We’ve also been hearing in recent weeks that Samsung may accelerate the release schedule of the next Galaxy phone to better compete with other new phones on the market. If true, this means we could potentially see the S5 show up within the next two or three months, if not sooner.
It would seem that most are split on the idea of a unibody metal design as there are pros and cons for each option. Would you prefer a Galaxy smartphone with a durable metal chassis and a non-removable battery or are you fine with the current plastic body that’s cheaper to produce and offers access to the battery?
The Note 3 is part of Samsung's ever-expanding Galaxy line. It features a new soft textured leather-like plastic cover, a 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU for LTE models or a 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore for 3G variants, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a microSD expansion slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 3,200mAh battery.
The HTC One represents the firm’s latest attempt to regain lost ground in the smartphone market. It is made entirely of aluminum and boasts a large 4.7-inch full HD 1080p display with 468 PPI flanked by two speaker strips with integrated amplifiers. Inside is a 1.7-GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
The iPad mini with Retina display is powered by a 64 bit CPU with Apple's A7 chip, meaning it's just as powerful as the full sized iPar Air. The iPad mini with Retina Display comes in two versions, the Wi-Fi model and a cellular version. It comes in 16GB or 128GB configurations. The retina mini also comes in silver/white and black/space gray and features a 5MP camera.
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