Galaxy S5

Almost all the major gadget launches of the year are over, and now all eyes are fixed on the next big smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The rumor mill is abuzz with Galaxy S5 features, prices and release dates. But EvLeaks said in a tweet that the Korean electronics giant and AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) are internally testing a flagship Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) handset with model no. SM-G900A, which could well be the Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5

In the past, we have already seen several different model numbers of Galaxy S5 through media leaks and rumors. Such as SM-900S and SM-900A. But it’s the first time the model number SM-G900A has popped up. The Galaxy S5 is rumored to be announced in early 2014. Some reports suggest that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) may announce the device at Consumer Electronics Show, while others say it is likely to be launched at the Mobile World Congress. Whatever the launch date, the device is likely to hit the markets in the first quarter of next year.

Mind-boggling features of Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 is expected to sport some mind-boggling features such as a 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor, 5.2-inch screen, metal body, 16MP camera with ISOCELL technology and the latest Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Other rumors suggest that the Galaxy S5 would sport a Quad HD (QHD) screen that has four times more resolution than a normal smartphone, and equal to the 2560×1440 resolution of 27-inch iMac. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has reportedly developed QHD panels, and is working on its mass-scale production for upcoming smartphones. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo launched the first device with QHD display panel in October this year.

The Galaxy S5 is also rumored to sport the iris eye scanner technology. It will help Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) enhance smartphone security. Apple Inc. has already brought a fingerprint scanner with iPhone 5S, and is rumored to include the eye scanner in the iPhone 6.