A new handset that Samsung is currently working on was leaked courtesy of someone finding its user agent profile over on its maker’s website. The Samsung SM-G750A is headed to AT&T, while we’re expecting some other versions of the G750 will be tailor made for other carriers across the world. And some will signify unlocked devices.
The Galaxy S5 is the SM-G900, so based on model number alone this will be a lower-end version than the upcoming flagship. But based on the few specs that have surfaced so far (all thanks to that user agent profile), we can speculate (and hope) that this may be the Galaxy S5 Mini. If not that, then perhaps a Galaxy S5 Neo – a slightly lower end version of the S5, with a slightly smaller and lower-res screen (akin to what Samsung’s already done with the Galaxy Note 3 Neo).
The SM-G750 has 1,280×720 screen resolution, which qualifies it for both of the aforementioned options, since we don’t yet know the size of the display. If it’s a 4.3″ or 4.5″ unit, then we’re probably looking at the S5 Mini. If it’s more like 4.7″ or 4.8″, then it might just be a Galaxy S5 Neo.
Regardless of that, it has a 2.3 GHz processor, which can only be either a Snapdragon 800 or a Snapdragon 801 from Qualcomm, both quad-core. The G750 currently runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but that may obviously change by the time it gets official (and we’re hoping KitKat will be running the show).
Of course the SM-G750 may turn out to be neither the Galaxy S5 Mini nor the Galaxy S5 Neo. But if it’s the former, then it looks like Samsung’s been recently learning from Sony more than just making its flagships water-resistant. The Xperia Z1 Compact is currently the only ‘small version of a flagship’ phone that doesn’t compromise on specs, unlike the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini from last year. So who knows, maybe this year Samsung will do things differently, and give us a smaller handset (than the Galaxy S5) but with truly flagship-worthy specs. After all, not all people are ready for 5″ to 5.2″ phones becoming the new norm. And if those who like their phones smaller want to get great specs too (in the Android world, that is) then there’s only one option for them right now – the aforementioned Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Maybe it’s time for that to get a competitor or two?