Now that the Galaxy S5 is officially on store shelves, it’s time for rumors of a new and improved version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone to pick up steam.
A new report from SamMobile claims that Samsung is cooking up a “premium” version of the Galaxy S5 with the internal codename “Project KQ.” It’s said that the device is currently in the mid to late phase of development and that at least one version of it is packing an octo-core Samsung Exynos 5430 processor and QHD (2560x1440) display.
It’s also said that this premium Galaxy S5 will pack LTE connectivity. In the version destined for Samsung’s home market of Korea, the unit will reportedly feature Samsung’s own LTE modem. Meanwhile, the model for Europe and other international markets is rumored to be packing an Intel-made XMM7260 LTE modem that includes support for speeds of up to 300Mbps.
We’re just now starting to see smartphones with 2560x1440 displays introduced, including Oppo’s Find 7, and it’s expected that we’ll see more from the likes of LG and others in the coming months. One of the tentpole features of most of Samsung’s flagship phones have been their displays, and so it’s no surprise to hear that Sammy may be prepping a smartphone with a super high-res screen to go up against the other QHD handsets that’ll be coming to market.
What do you make of this rumor? Would you be interested in a premium Galaxy S5 with a 2560x1440 display?