Now, thanks to a benchmark listing allegedly of the Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S5 that was first spotted by GforGames, we get the first glimpse of the octa-core variant of the flagship smartphone's innards.
According to the purported GFXBench 3.0 listing, the Exynos-based Galaxy S5 comes with model number SM-G900H. It will run Android 4.4.2 and will sport a 5.2-inch display full-HD display, much like the Snapdragon chipset-based Galaxy S5 model.
The alleged benchmark listing further shows a Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor, detailing four Cortex A15 cores, and four Cortex A7 cores, based on the company's implementation of the ARM big.LITTLE architecture.
Notably, the South Korean manufacturer recently unveiled the update to the popular Exynos 5420 octa-core chipset, found on the Galaxy Note 3, as the new Exynos 5422, which is equipped with eight cores: four big cores (up to 2.1GHz ARM Cortex A15) for heavy tasks and four small cores (up to 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A7) for lighter tasks.
We assume that the rumoured Exynos-based Galaxy S5 is powered by the new Exynos 5422 SoC; however, we are yet to hear an official confirmation from the company.
It's worth pointing out that we first heard of the Galaxy S5's SM-G900H variant in February and it was then said to be powered by a 1.5GHz Samsung Exynos 5422 processor.
In February, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was listed at two online retailers in Europe with pricing. The Galaxy S5 has been listed for pre-order on Clove UK at GBP 550 (approximately Rs. 56,900), and for registration for notification on Amazon Spain with a price tag of EUR 729 (Rs. 62,200 approximately).
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also said to be coming soon in a premium variant that could launch in May.