One major indicator that a new Samsung device is about to be released is often when it begins to show up in user agent profiles. This time around, the supposed Samsung Galaxy S5 has surfaced on a Sprint web page, and brings with it possible display specs for the Galaxy S5.
The model number SM-G900, in many variants, has been associated with the Galaxy S5 for some time, and the model number variant SM-G900P was recently discovered on a Sprint user agent profile page. The page may appear like gibberish to the average viewer, but those in the know would be able to spot the possible Galaxy S5 specs within the code. According to this UAProf, the Galaxy S5, Sprint model at least, may feature a display with a 1080p resolution.
It has long been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S5 may feature a QHD display with a resolution of (2,560×1,440) or 2K resolution. Several recent reports, however, indicate that the device might instead feature the same Full HD 1080p resolution, which has been seen on previous flagship generations like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. Most recently, reports indicate that the Galaxy S5 may be released in standard and “prime” models, with the standard model featuring a 1080p display and the prime a QHD display. But the validity of these reports is currently uncertain as some rumors pair the 1080p display with other higher-end features, while paring the QHD display with other lower-end features.
We can be fairly certain that the SM-G900P model corresponds with Sprint variant of the Galaxy S5 as several other reports have also indicated such. In addition, the model number SM-G900T has surfaced in a user agent profile directly from Samsung. This model number is believed to be the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S5 and also indicates a 1080p display resolution.
Notably, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was about to release, several model numbers in the SM-N9000 series began to surface in association with the Note 3. Model number variants SM-N900P and SM-N900T also surfaced among many others, and proved to be accurate model numbers for the respective Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 variants. Model numbers are usually among the most accurate device aspects available during pre-release.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Packaging Leaked?
Meanwhile, another leak suggests a number of high-end specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5. As said, there have been a number of conflicting spec reports for the Galaxy S5. Some rumors propose such features as next-generation chipsets, and increased RAM and internal storage capacities for the coming device, while other rumors propose the Galaxy S5 will feature chipsets and memory capacities that have been long introduced.
Recently, the Dutch tech website SamsungGalaxyS5.nl shared an image of Samsung packaging that it claims is for the Galaxy S5. The image shows the back of the packaging, which lists such specs as a 5.25-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core chipset, 3GB mobile RAM, a 20-megapixel AF main camera and 2-megapixel front camera, LTE-A networking and a 3,000mAh battery. Other specs listed include a Smart Remote, Full HD (1080p) playback and recording and GPS / GLONASS.
Notably, the 2.5GHz quad-core chipset may refer to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 next-generation chipset, which has been proposed for the Galaxy S5. The QHD Super AMOLED display, 3GB mobile RAM, 20-megapixel camera and LTE-A networking are among the other high-end and next-gen specs proposed for the Galaxy S5. However, some sources have already begun to refute a number of the specs on this package.
SamMobile particularly questions the camera and recording specs, noting that rumors have long suggested a 16-megapixel ISOCELL lens for the Galaxy S5. While there have been murmurs that Samsung is developing 20-megapixel cameras, the Korean manufacturer has spoken about 16-megapixel lenses being on their 2014-2015 mobile release timeline. This has led many to believe the Galaxy S5 will feature a 16-megapixel camera. In addition, the packaging lists Full HD playback and recording for the Galaxy S5 at a time when Samsung has already introduced 4K playback and recording. After the release of the Galaxy Note 3, which possesses these filming capabilities, many have expected future flagship devices would also feature 4K playback and recording. Another possible mistake on the packaging is that the first number in the 20.00 (megapixel) camera is not bolded like the rest of the number. Finally, the packaging indicates that the Galaxy S5 may feature a 3,000mAh battery, when rumors have long suggested a 3,200mAh battery for the device.
Notably, many leaked images are often doctored in order to circulate inaccurate specs for yet-to-be-released devices. With the many varying reports out for the Galaxy S5, it is likely many of them are not quite correct. We expect to get some answered directly from Samsung on Feb. 24 at the “Unpacked 5” event taking place during the World Mobile Congress.
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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.