Ahead of the much-anticipated debut of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, thought to be scheduled for February 24 at Barcelona, a new report has seemingly revealed two variants of the device.
Sammobile in a report has claimed that Galaxy S5 has been spotted on AnTuTu benchmarks in two variants: SM-G900H and SM-G900R4. Earlier, a report had claimed that the South Korean manufacturer might unveil two variants of the alleged Galaxy S5: a metal variant which and a plastic variant.
Sammobile speculates that Samsung might follow the lead of Apple and release two different models (like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c) of its Samsung Galaxy S5 targeted at different price segments.
According to the report, the alleged SM-G900R4 model of the Galaxy S5 comes with a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AC) processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, QHD display (1440x2560) and 32GB inbuilt storage. Further, the alleged SM-G900R4 is seen sporting a 16-megapixel rear camera alongside a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The Samsung Galaxy S5's rumoured SM-G900R4 variant runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with no word on the TouchWizUI. The alleged Galaxy S5's SM-G900R4 model scores 31,843 on the AnTuTu benchmark.
On the other hand, the alleged SM-G900H Galaxy S5 variant comes with an identical camera sensor and software as seen on the SM-G900R4 model. Its rumoured other specifications are quite different, with a 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos 5422 processor, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a full-HD display, and 16GB inbuilt storage. It reportedly scores 35,445 on AnTuTu benchmarks.
Samsung has confirmed its "UnPacked 5" event at the sidelines of MWC 2014 on February 24 in Barcelona. Earlier, a report citing an insider with knowledge of Samsung's plans suggested that the Galaxy S5 unveiling will be a low-key event. According to the report, Samsung Galaxy S4's underperformance in terms of sales, despite of a flashy launch in New York last year has been a reason for the company to go for a toned-down event. In addition, the report also noted that Samsung could showcase the Galaxy Gear successor along with Galaxy S5 at MWC.
The Galaxy S5 is widely expected to feature the fingerprint scanner, which is said to be integrated into the device's display panel.