Mysterious Samsung smartphone packs ultra-high resolution 2K HD displayBy Shawn Knight 24 comments
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?