As the Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiling nears, likely to take place at Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event on Feb. 24, last minute spec reports are coming out regularly. Recently, a supposed AnTuTu benchmark proposed some specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM and a 16-MP camera.
Notably, benchmark results tend to surface more frequently as devices get close to release; however, benchmarks are also easily doctored and can report false specs. Several sources are skeptical of this AnTuTu benchmark report largely because it proposes several last-generation specs for the Galaxy S5.
Check out the full AnTuTu benchmark results here.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Display
While the specs for the Galaxy S5 are not yet known, rumors have suggested that the device will include number of updated specs. Most prominently reported on has been the supposed QHD (2,560×1,440) Super AMOLED display, for the Galaxy S5. There has been considerable evidence in favor of the S5 featuring a QHD display, including reports that Samsung has confirmed its development of QHD displays and that they are already in mass production.
As said, according to the AnTuTu benchmark, the Galaxy S5 may feature a Full HD 1080p display. Samsung is known for putting a considerable amount of development into its displays, which have not only been updated with each new flagship generation, but are also among the most costly components on Samsung smartphones. With both Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 featuring Full HD 1080p displays, rumors have consistently suggested that the Galaxy S5 would feature an updated display.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Processor
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor can also now be considered a last-generation component as it has already been featured in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as well as the Galaxy S4 LTE-A model. Reports have indicated Galaxy S5 may feature an updated Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor; which would be optimized to handle such features as a QHD display. Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset was unveiled in November 2013 and showcased at the 2014 International CES in January. Like displays, another regularly updated component on Samsung smartphones is their processor.
Samsung Galaxy S5 RAM
With the introduction of more powerful displays and processors each year, Samsung has already begun building on its RAM capacity to ensure optimal functionality for its high-end devices. While the AnTuTu benchmark proposes 2GB mobile RAM for the Galaxy S5, consumers have already seen the Galaxy Note 3 introduced with an updated 3GB mobile RAM. Additionally, Samsung has since announced its development of 4GB mobile RAM modules, indicating that the manufacturer has plans for more RAM updates in the future. Rumors have largely suggested that the Galaxy S5 may feature 3GB mobile RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera
The only truly updated spec listed in the AnTuTu benchmark is the 16-MP camera, which has long been rumored for the Galaxy S5. Samsung has also discussed its plans to implement 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensors into its 2014-2015 smartphones. Some consider that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, which features a full 16-megapixel OIS camera, was an experiment at developing lenses with higher pixels for mobile devices. However, Samsung has yet to introduce 16-megapixel compact camera modules to its smartphones.
At this point, there is no telling, which features will end up in the Samsung Galaxy S5; however, updated devices are usually known for featuring updates specs, especially high-end, flagship devices. Meanwhile, a Samsung executive has also mentioned that the manufacturer has plans to go “back to the basics” with the Galaxy S5. Though what that means is currently uncertain, some have proposed that the device could feature specs that have previously been popular in other Samsung Galaxy S devices. It could also refer to Samsung going back to the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona to introduce the Galaxy S5, similar to how it introduced the Galaxy S2 at WMC in 2011.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.