Samsung officials have discarded rumours revolving around a premium variant of the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5. Previous rumours have pointed to a 'F series' Galaxy S5 that flaunts a metallic design while packing in some top of the line specs under the hood .
While Shin, to some extent, disappointed Samsung fans, he also compensated by confirming a new Galaxy Note flagship phablet is of course coming for later this year. However, the Samsung CEO refrained from giving out any other details of the handset.
While Galaxy S5's F series premium variant may have turned out to be a hoax, the existing Galaxy S5 smartphone might soon receive a Galaxy S5 Zoom variant. A device codenamed Samsung SM-C115 was spotted under benchmark tests on Friday, which is assumed to be the Galaxy S5 Zoom.
The listed specifications for the alleged Galaxy S5 Zoom (SM-C115) suggest that the device will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The SM-C115 device is listed to feature a 4.8-inch display with an HD (720x1280 pixel) resolution. It packs in a 1.3GHz hexa-core (Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa) CPU and a Mali-T624 GPU.
The alleged successor to Galaxy S4 Zoom (rumoured S5 Zoom) will come with 2GB of RAM to support the processor. Also, the rear camera listed is a 19-megapixel camera (making 5184 x 3888 pixel images), and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that is capable of 1080p video recording.
On the storage front, the Samsung SM-C115 (rumoured S5 Zoom) device is listed with two reported storage capacities, which likely means that a dedicated memory card slot will be present too.