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Samsung SM-G900S benchmarked – could be the Samsung Galaxy S5

2013 December 8

A device with model number SM-G900S has been benchmarked. This device could be the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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The benchmark was spotted by TheDroidGuy. The site reports, “Right off the bat, I’d like to make something very clear. The Samsung SM-G900S, which someone on the inside took for a quick benchmarking spin through GFX Bench, may not be the Galaxy S5. There’s no apparent connection between its model number and strings designated to hide the real, market names of the S3 and S4.

“Instead, SM-G900S is oddly similar to SM-G910, the codename of Samsung’s first curved display handheld, the Galaxy Round. So why couldn’t this be a sequel of the Round? Simple, because it’s far too soon for Samsung to have that kind of follow-up so close to a commercial launch.”

The device runs KitKat. According to the site, “First off, there’s pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat, a detail that definitely supports the theory we’re dealing with a genuinely top-shelf device.”

It will sport a 2.4GHz processor under the hood. According to the site, “Then you got a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, coupled with Adreno 330 graphics, which sounds like the high-end standard these days and thus not mind-blowingly exciting for a beast of the future. Or does it?

“Well, the S800 inside the SM-G900S is no regular S800, being clocked at 2.4 GHz and therefore either an 8974AB unit or 8974AC. Sure, Snapdragon 805 would have been even better, but testing of that particular SoC is only slated for a February or March 2014 start.”

The device sports a display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. According to the site, “And now, the kicker. The Samsung SM-G900S boasts a display resolution of, drum rolls please, 2,560 x 1,440. Mind-blowing? You can say that again, albeit technically the S5 has minuscule odds of being the world’s first phone with 2K, 2K HD, QHD, Quad HD resolution, or however you prefer calling it. Chinese no-name OEM Vivo is close to snatching the honor, but hey, in the grand scheme of things, the Xplay 3S is to be a mere blip on Sammy’s radar.”

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