galaxy s5 preview mwc2014 36 640x426So just yesterday Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, one of the more highly-anticipated smartphones of 2014. The hardware features of the handset were as usual pretty high-end, but interestingly enough Samsung did not make any mention regarding the use of their own Exynos chipsets.

According to the announcement, the handset would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.5GHz, but now thanks to a recent infographic released by Samsung on their website, it turns that there will be an octa-core variant of the Galaxy S5.

Samsung has not made an official announcement regarding this other Galaxy S5 variant, so we’re not sure if this octa-core variant will rely on Samsung’s Exynos 5 chipset with ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, or if it will be a “true” octa-core chipset like what MediaTek has created for themselves. In any case the infographic reveals that the octa-core chipset will be clocked at 2.1GHz, suggesting that its clock speed will be slightly slower than that of the Qualcomm variant.

Apart from that, everything else remains identical, such as its 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 16MP rear-facing camera, and its 2,800mAh battery. Chances are this octa-core variant will see a limited release for certain markets, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled and update you guys accordingly.

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Key SpecsGalaxy S5
StatusReleased
Resolution1920x1080
Size (Diagonal, Inches)5.1"
Processor NameSnapdragon 801
4-core
2.5 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity160 GB
Megapixels16 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2800 mAh
Street Price$590
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy S5 Full specs
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