Samsung is expected to debut some new smartphones in 2014 including the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 Lite. It’s rumored that Samsung will reveal both devices in February or March.
As Fone Arena reports (Dec.4), a new mystery device from Samsung appears in the GFXBench database under the model number SM-G900S. Detailed specs of the device are revealed, indicating that the SM-G900S could be either the Galaxy S5 or another Samsung device, the Galaxy Round 2.
The 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Round phone, model number SM-G910S was released in October, exclusively in South Korea. It’s the world’s first curved Super AMOLED display smartphone and was produced in limited quantities. Since the model number series is similar to the SM-G900S device, speculation points towards the possibility of a Galaxy Round 2.
Revealed specs of the SM-G900S mystery device resemble the rumored specs of the upcoming 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S5. Featured on the device is the same 2560 x 1440 display resolution and Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The key difference is that the mystery device features a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to feature a 64-bit A7 chip.
While the processor differs from the Galaxy S5, it matches the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor found on the Samsung Galaxy Round, which sports a lower clock speed of 2.3 GHz. Samsung appears to have bumped up the clock speed slightly, if it’s to be believed that the SM-G900S is the Galaxy Round 2. The mystery device also features an Adreno 330 GPU, also found on the Galaxy Round.
Fone Arena points out that the 2560 x 1440 display size of the SM-G900S could be an indication that the device is likely to have a 5.25-inch display with pixel density of 560ppi. Earlier this year, Samsung revealed its plans to intro 560ppi display phones into the market in 2014. The 5-inch display size of the SM-G900S mystery device puts it closer to the size of the rumored 5-inch display of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
Although Samsung is expected to announce a mid-range version of the Galaxy Note 3, the mystery device is not likely to be the Galaxy Note 3 Lite. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 3 Lite is expected to feature an LCD display in place of Super AMOLED display technology. The SM-G900S mystery device specs reveal a Super AMOLED display, ruling out the possibility of it being the Note 3 Lite.
If the mystery device turns out to be the Galaxy Round 2, it could mean that Samsung was successful enough with the Galaxy Round that it could be setting plans for a global release.