We already know Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will go official next Monday, as Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress kicks off. Press invites for the event basically spelled it out, so that much is certain. Everything else? It’s murky.
How will the phone look, how big it’ll be, its precise specs and features, the number of sub-varieties, it’s all unclear. Which is odd given the magnitude of recent so-called spills of information. But that’s exactly it. There’s so much conflicting gossip floating around, no one’s sure who to trust.
Well, with the risk of muddying the waters even further, we got fresh scoop via multiple seemingly trustworthy insiders. According to an assortment of sources, only one Galaxy S5 model is in the cards for a February 24 announcement, while additional variants might be kept under wraps for up to a few extra months.
This “Standard” S5 that’s right around the corner should keep things fairly modest in the hardware department… by 2014 flagship mobile standards, with a Full HD 5.2-inch display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, but get this, water and dust protection.
As for the “Premium” Galaxy S5, expect screen resolution upped to Quad HD, aka 2K (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), and the S800 CPU swapped for an evolved S805. Both high-end S5s may offer alternative octa-core Exynos power, though you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for 64-bit architecture.
Remember to keep the salt shakers nearby until at least Monday, and believe nobody. In the long run, it’s better for your sanity, as the rumor fiesta is officially out of control.