Samsung’s First Galaxy S5 Will Have A 1080p Display, But QHD Variants Will Follow [Rumor]

Galaxy S5 Concept

It has long been rumored that the Galaxy S5 will be available in multiple variants, each with different specifications. According to a new report, Samsung will launch the slightly “underpowered” 1080p model first, then follow it up with another model that boasts a QHD (2560 x 1440) display.

The report, published by ETNews, claims that Samsung’s 2K display still needs some last minute optimization, and that it won’t be ready for the Galaxy S5’s launch at Mobile World Congress next week. So Samsung’s expected to launch several models — just like it has done in the past with flagship smartphones.

It is said that the 1080p variant will also be dust and water resistant, as stated by a previous report, and that it will have a slightly larger 5.25-inch display. The 2K variant, however, is expected to get a smaller 5.1-inch panel. There’s not a great deal in it, of course, so specs freaks will almost certainly choose the 2K model and sacrifice the extra room for more pixels.

We hope to get detailed information from Samsung this Monday, when the company holds its Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. The Galaxy S5 is expected to feature a 16-megapixel camera sensor, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat, in addition to the quad core Snapdragon 805 chipset.