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Galaxy S5 specs revealed on leaked package image

Next-gen Samsung flagship may carry 20MP camera

Galaxy S5 specs revealed on leaked package image
A leaked image of the packaging appears to show specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

An image that claims to show the packaging of the Samsung Galaxy S5, reveals that the forthcoming handset will carry a 20MP main camera.

Dutch site SamsungGalaxyS5.nl said it was sent the images anonymously, and many of the specifications listed on the packaging corroborate prevailing rumours. These include claims that the S5 will be powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, will carry 3GB of RAM and will come with a 5.25-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display.

The 20MP camera will be a surprise to Samsung followers, as the S5 was widely expected to incorporate a 16MP sensor. Also, since the Galaxy Note 3 is capable of 4K video recording, the S5 was expected to carry the same feature, but according to the leaked image, it only manages 1080p video playback and recording. The device also has a 3000mAh battery.

Samsung dominates the smartphone industry by number of units shipped and has done so through short product cycles and releasing devices with varying price points. Last year, the South Korean vendor brought the Galaxy S4 to market in March and followed this with the S4 mini, S4 Zoom and S4 Active within five months.

Fan site SamMobile claims this strategy will continue, and that the S5 mini and S5 Zoom are in development. The site also reported that the S5 flagship will come in both metal and plastic chassis versions and will run Android 4.4 (KitKat). Citing an insider, SamMobile said the metal handset will cost around $1,100 (AED4,000) and the plastic model will be priced at $890 (AED3,270).

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