Benchmarks tests hint at underwhelming Samsung Galaxy S5

It's all slowly coming together. The specification of the Samsung Galaxy S5 that is, although we're not exactly blown away with what we are seeing.

The latest information comes via the Italian HD Blog, which in turn has got its hands on some AnTuTu benchmark testing screens, which in turn give us an insight into just what will be presented to us on that February launch date.

If correct, the launch handset will eclipse the Galaxy Note 3 in performance, but the overall specification isn't making our hearts beat a little faster. It shows a 1920 x 1080 full HD display with 480 ppi, a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. Impressive, but not pushing the bar much higher.

But there are a couple of additional points worth mentioning. According to previous reports, there are two versions of the S5 incoming, with those benchmark likely to refer to the 'Standard' model rather than the upmarket 'Prime'. The latter is said to have a 1440 x 2560 resolution display and be powered by a 32-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 5430 processor.

Also, a benchmark test doesn't give you the full picture. There's the small matter of a fingerprint scanner (or iris sensor at a push), not to mention all the other whistles and bells that Samsung adds and of course, the actual look and feel of the smartphone. It's all about the complete package.

So while we are lowering expectations a little, we are certainly not writing off the Samsung Galaxy S5 just yet.

Source: BGR

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