Packaging leak gives away Samsung Galaxy S5 specification

We know, it might be fake. But someone really has far too much time on their hands if they PhotoShop part of some packaging for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.

But someone might have done it, so with that in mind, you might just want to take this with a small pinch of salt. If you are less cynical, let us tell you that the packaging, obtained by SamsungGalaxyS5.nl via an anonymous tipster, does show some of the specification for the upcoming Samsung flagship.

In general, it matches what we have heard, with a couple of exceptions. If the packaging proves true, the phone will arrive with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, a 5.25-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 20-megapixel camera, 1080p video playback and recording and a 3000mAh battery.

That seems to be a step up on the camera front compared to previous rumours, although it doesn't seem to shoot 4K video like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. With that in mind, it's a little disappointing. A bigger battery is a good thing too. This thing will certainly suck all the power it can get.

Sadly and like recent benchmark tests, this packaging doesn't hint at any of the key features, such as scanners or sensors. Nor does it show the phone itself. Which is perhaps why we are a little wary of taking it as the absolute truth.

Oh yes, there's one other development on the Samsung front, which might be something or might be nothing. The company posted an updated 'invite' on its official blog yesterday, showing nine circular icons. Those being Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social, Style, Privacy, Fitness and Life. It is pictured above and could hint at the new interface for the S5, with different profiles for different aspects of your life.

All guesswork though. We'll have to wait until the end of the month to find out for sure.

Sources: TechRadar and SamsungGalaxyS5.nl

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