The retail box for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and an extensive spec sheet have purportedly surfaced online, as hype builds ahead of the handset’s debut later this month
Sourced by Samsunggalaxys5, which owes its leak to an unnamed tipster, the packaging appears to reveal that the phone will be home to a 5.25-inch Super AMOLED display.
That’s only marginally larger than the S4. But the major improvement is that this time around its resolution is 2560 x 1440, packing in a frankly staggering 560 pixels per inch.
That’s far from the only major upgrade. The S4’s 16-megapixel camera is being ditched for a lavish 20-megapixel shooter with 1080p video recording. That’s a bit less impressive than the 4K recording smarts some reports claimed, but still very much not to be sneezed at.
Other points of interest are 4G LTE, a beefy 300mAh battery (up from 2600mAh), SmartRemote functionality for controlling your TV and a 2.5GHz quad-core processor.
You’ll also get Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box – although it’s unlikely that’ll surprise anyone. Much more intriguing – but not apparent from the box - is whether the much rumoured, revamped TouchWiz custom skin will be sitting on top of Google’s OS.
We should find out soon enough, though. Samsung is set to lift the lid on the Galaxy S5 on February 24th at this year’s Mobile World Congress, in a press call that we’re really, really hoping will be free of the S4 launch event’s lame Broadway theme.
The event is also expected to be marked by Samsung’s second tilt at wearable technology in the form of the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.