Samsung’s next flagship Android smartphone – the Galaxy S5 – is certainly in advanced stages of development. With the Galaxy S4 not selling as well as expected (although it’s still successful, since more than 40 million units have been shipped until now), the new S5 might be announced as soon as January 2014.
Not long ago, we told you that the Galaxy S5 may come with 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit eight-core processor. Now, Korean website DT reports the same thing. The Galaxy S5 should become Samsung’s first smartphone to offer 4GB of RAM, and possibly also the world’s first to do so, regardless of manufacturer. The company’s Galaxy Note 3, introduced in September, is already one step ahead of the competition, coming with 3GB of RAM.
As for the processor inside the S5, this will likely be a 64-bit Exynos 6 unit. It’s not clear if Samsung will also have a Qualcomm-based version of the Galaxy S5.
At the moment, Apple’s iPhone 5S (launched around the world last month) is the only smartphone that has a 64-bit processor (A7).
Processor and memory aside, the Samsung Galaxy S5 should bring a handful of other enhanced specs, including a rear camera with 16MP CMOS sensor. The handset’s display is a mystery for now, but I assume Samsung will stick to the Full HD pixel resolution from the S4 and Note 3. We’ll see.