As we are getting closer to Samsung Galaxy S5’s release date, the rumors about the highly-anticipated smartphone are hitting the web on a daily basis. After we’ve heard that the S5 will arrive with a 16 MP rear-facing camera since last year, now we have a few AnTuTu benchmark screenshots to confirm that.
What’s pretty interesting about the alleged Galaxy S5 benchmarks is that they don’t seem to match (aside of the camera) to any of the rumored specs of the device. The screenshots reveal that the tested smartphone has a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor (opposed to the rumored octo-core Exynos 6/quad-core Snapdragon 805), 2 GB of RAM (3 GB rumored), and no temperature or humidity sensors, which are a must-have for Samsung’s S Health app to work.
HDBlog.it, source of the leaks, says though that the benchmarks were taken on a Galaxy S5 sample “mule,” which are usually distributed for carrier testing, prior to release. This means that we might actually look at a Samsung Galaxy S5 carrier variant and not at the international model.
Another theory might be that this is the plastic Galaxy S5 the rumor mill is talking about, which is supposed to bring lower technical specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, customized with a revamped TouchWiz user interface. Word has it that last month, at CES 2014, Samsung agreed with Google to lower down the software customizations brought to their Android-powered devices, which is also reflected in the latest leaks that surfaced on the web.
Would you still be interested in the Samsung Galaxy S5 if it’s proved that the above technical specifications are real? Wouldn’t it be slightly underspeced for a Samsung high-end smartphone?