Samsung SM-G906S Appears in Benchmark With QHD (2560×1440) 5.2-inch Display, is It a Premium Galaxy S5?

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In mid-March, shortly after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 to mixed reactions, their mobile boss, JK Shin, told Korean press that his company was not working on an ultra-premium version of the phone. The question was posed to Shin because rumors (benchmarks too) for months leading up to the launch of the GS5 pegged Samsung as introducing a potentially new premium line of devices, one of which sported a QHD (2560×1440). We even saw apps from a Galaxy S5 ROM mention WQHD, but yet, the device came with a 1080p display instead.

With the Galaxy S5 now days away from an international retail launch, speculation over a premium line is back, thanks to another benchmark. 

According to a listing at GFXBench for a phone under the model number SM-G906S, Samsung has another device in the works with a 5.2-inch QHD display and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz (APQ8084, Adreno 420 GPU). The device also runs Android 4.4.2, has a 15MP camera (16MP?), and a 2MP front camera. In other words, it sounds like a beefier version of the GS5. For reference, the Galaxy S5’s model number is SM-G900.

While benchmarks should never be taken as a confirmation of anything, they are often right and do lead us down a path of information that isn’t typically available until a company announces a product. Scores and info from GFXBench have long been one of our best resources.

So what do you guys think? Is this the new premium version of the Galaxy S5?

samsung QHD benchmark

Via:  GFXBench



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