Samsung Galaxy S5 variant with metal body, QHD display coming in May: Report

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Samsung Galaxy S5, which was unveiled in Barcelona at the sidelines of MWC 2014, could soon have company in the form of a premium variant that could launch in May.

A new report emerging from Korea has claimed that the South Korean manufacturer will announce a new premium line-up of smartphones dubbed Galaxy F and a Samsung Galaxy S5 variant sporting metal body and beefed up specifications that the leaks had indicated, would be its first member.

The report claims that premium Galaxy S5 will sport a Quad HD display and the rear camera will feature OIS (optical image stabilisation), a feature that is missing in the Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled earlier this week. In addition, the report claims that Samsung, which has been using plastic body for its devices, will finally change gears and introduce a metal chassis for its alleged Galaxy F smartphone range, in-line with previous reports. An earlier report had even claimed that a Galaxy S5 variant featuring QHD display has entered mass production.

Tipster Ricciolo has also claimed that due to the HTC M8 (codename for the HTC One successor) Samsung's 'luxury' Galaxy S5 variant will be announced in May. The tweet said, "Due to M8 shipping in april,you will see the LUXURY S5 version with metal+exy+better screen in about 2 months from now on."

Samsung is yet to reveal price of its recently announced Galaxy S5; however recent reports have claimed that Samsung is considering pricing its latest flagship lower than what the Galaxy S4 was priced at launch and indeed the competition, such as the Sony Xperia Z2.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Fantastic camera
  • Great battery life and performance
  • Innovative software features
  • Compatibility with Samsung Gear accessories
  • Bad
  • Heart rate monitor feature is unreliable
  • Cluttered interface
  • Expensive

Display

5.10-inch

Processor

1.9GHz

Front Camera

 2.1-megapixel

Resolution

 1080x1920 pixels

RAM

 2GB

OS

 Android 4.4.2

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery capacity

2800mAh

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