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Samsung Galaxy S5 retail packaging leak 'confirms' 5in QHD screen, 20MP camera

Adds weight to the rumours that a release is imminent
Wed Feb 12 2014, 13:55
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ALLEGED RETAIL PACKAGING for Samsung's leaked Galaxy S5 smartphone has appeared online, revealing the handset's full specifications.

A Dutch Samsung news website got its hands on the leaked packaging, which shows a design similar to the faux-wooden box that housed the Galaxy S4. The fonts and design looks recognisable too, hinting that this leak is legitimate.

On the rear of the box are the Samsung Galaxy S5's specifications, and they seem to match with previous leaks, adding yet more weight to this leak. These specificatins include a 5.25in AMOLED display with 2560x1440 QHD resolution, which if true, would give the Galaxy S5 display a pixel density of around 560ppi and make it the first smartphone to boast a screen resolution higher than HD 1080p.

This leaked box likely is for the rumoured premium Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, as it lists the handset's quad-core 2.5GHz processor, which likely is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3GB of RAM. Previous rumours have suggested that this device will be accompanied by a cheaper standard model, which will have an octa-core 1.5GHz Exynos 6 processor instead.

The box also details the Galaxy S5's dual 20MP and 2MP cameras, and seems to confirm that the handset will also feature a 3,000mAh battery and will support 4G LTE speeds up to 150Mbps.

Previous rumours have suggested that the Galaxy S5 will also feature the Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, an updated version of the Samsung Touchwiz UI and a built-in fingerprint sensor, although these are not mentioned in this latest leak.

However, this leak does add weight to the rumours that the Galaxy S5 launch is imminent.

Still, all should be revealed in two weeks, with Samsung likely set to unveil the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress on 24 February. We'll be there to bring you all the latest. µ

 

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