Generally, Samsung launches trimmed down versions of its flagships around a year after they are released. An example are the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and the Galaxy S3 Neo. According to a report, the Korean tech giant is cooking up the Galaxy S5 Neo.
The news comes to us courtesy of SamMobile, the source of accurate information on unannounced Samsung devices. It reports that the Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F) will sport a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, and a 2,800 mAh battery, just like the Galaxy S5. The dimensions and weight are exactly the same as the S5 – 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and 145 g. The only changes are the processor, the front-facing camera, and the network connectivity.
According to SamMobile, the processor is the new Exynos 7580, which is a 64-bit octa-core CPU with each core (probably ARM Cortex-A53 cores) clocked at 1.6GHz. Its GPU is a Mali-T720 GPU. The CPU and GPU are downgrades, compared to the CPU and GPU of the Galaxy S5.
As for the front-facing camera, it has been upgraded to a 5-megapixel camera sensor, similar to that of the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge. It will offer LTE-A connectivity.
The smartphone will run Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.
The device’s launch date is yet to be determined.
Of course, since Samsung is yet to make the Galaxy S5 Neo official, take this with a pinch of salt.
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