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Samsung plans a Galaxy S5 with octa-core processor

Samsung Galaxy S series specs infographic shows octa-core Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S series specs infographic
Samsung revealed an octa-core version of the new Galaxy S5 flagship in an infographic that had this information removed soon after it was published online.

Samsung unveiled its new flagship and it looked like the Galaxy S5 will not receive a variant powered by an octa-core processor as previously rumored. Fortunately, it looks like a Samsung Galaxy S5 sporting a 2.1 GHz octa-core processor will be unveiled soon. This is not a rumor, although the original source of the information no longer shows the octa-core version of the handset.

Soon after the official announcement of the fifth iteration of its flagship smartphone, Samsung published an infographic on Samsung Tomorrow, the Samsung Electronics Official Global Blog, which shows all the generations of the Galaxy S handsets, including the Galaxy S5. In the column dedicated to this smartphone, an octa-core chip can be spotted next to the 2.5 GHz quad-core processor version mentioned on the official product page.

Unfortunately, all the information available about this chip is its frequency, 2.1 GHz. While this could be an Exynos for LTE versions that will only be released in certain markets, Samsung still has to confirm this. The infographic had a disclaimer at the bottom saying the info in it is "subject to change without notice or obligation" so this should be taken with a grain of salt.

In the end, it seems pricing of the handset will be pretty high, as Amazon Spain already has the Samsung Galaxy S5 up for pre-order at 729 EUR - about $1000 USD at current exchange rate.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-02-26 (Update: 2014-02-28)