The smartphone will be only slightly larger than the Galaxy S4
Samsung is expected to make official a new flagship smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in the form of Samsung Galaxy S5, and some more info on the device is now available.Courtesy of a leaked render with the smartphone, available courtesy of sonnydickson, we now know that it should measure 141.7 x 72.5 x 8.2 mm, which will make it slightly larger compared to last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4.
The handset is expected to hit shelves with a 5.2 – 5.25-inch touchscreen display, compared to Galaxy S4’s 5-inch panel, but it will be only slightly larger than last year’s device, which measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.
As SamMobile notes, Samsung made a similar move with last year’s Galaxy Note 3 handset, which was launched with about the same dimensions as the Galaxy Note II, despite having a bigger screen.
One thing that is uncertain at the moment is whether the device in the aforementioned render is indeed the upcoming Galaxy S5. However, provided that it is this device, this means that Samsung will release it with a very small bezel.
The hardware specifications of this smartphone have been long rumored to be impressive as well, starting with the full HD screen and going all the way to its latest-generation quad-core processor.
Samsung was also rumored to plan the launch of an octa-core version of the device, one that would sport a 64-bit processor inside, though an official confirmation on this has yet to be provided.
The specs list of Galaxy S5 is also said to include 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera on the back, front camera for making video calls, and Android 4.4 KitKat with a new TouchWiz UI loaded on top.
The South Korean vendor is expected to make the new device official at the MWC 2014 show in Barcelona next month, so stay tuned to learn specific info on it.