KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's yet to be announced Galaxy S5 smartphone has fallen victim to the online rumour mill once again, with the latest rumours claiming that the phone will be released in two different versions.
Sammobile has managed to get its mitts on some information about the so-called Galaxy S5, information that suggests that the phone will be released in two different versions - one in metal, and the other in plastic.
Sammobile has reported that, in a tactic similar to that of Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch, Samsung will release a top-end metal version likely to fetch around €800, or £660, and a lower-priced plastic model that will likely be priced at around €650, or £540. If these rumours are true, the plastic model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S4.
That's not all there is to this latest leak, however. The Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly will feature a 2,560x1440 resolution Super AMOLED HD display, which will be powered by either Samsung's eight-core Exynos 6 processor or Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 805 processor. It's likely that the octo-core chip will feature in Samsung's premium metal Galaxy S5, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip will be in the plastic version.
The leak also suggests that, as expected, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will run Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, which probably will be heavily skinned by Samsung's Touchwiz user interface. There's also talk of a 16MP rear-facing camera, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 2,900mAh battery that you'll be able to fully charge in under two hours.
Previous speculation suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would arrive with a curved display, eye-scanning technology, and a built-in fingerprint scanner.
Perhaps most interestingly, Sammobile reveals that Samsung is likely to launch the Galaxy S5 at an event in London in March, not at Mobile World Congress as previous rumours had suggested.
The Galaxy S5 likely won't be the only phone to debut at the Samsung launch event, with speculation suggesting that the firm will also unveil the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 devices at the same time.
Samsung has not commented on the speculation. µ
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