Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung is likely to launch a new Galaxy S5 variant, Galaxy S5 NeoReuters

Samsung seems to be planning a new variant of its S series flagship device released last year, dubbed the Galaxy S5 Neo and Sammobile claims to have received some exclusive information about the smartphone.

Here is the deal: The Galaxy S5 Neo bearing model number SM-G903F will sport a 5.1in Super Amoled display with full HD resolution at 1920x1080 pixels. It will come with 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM.

Like the standard Galaxy S5 variant, the S5 Neo will have a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 2800mAh battery. Besides, it will have similar measurements in terms of dimension at 142x72.5x8.1 mm and would weigh 145gm.

The only differences in terms of hardware would be the processor's front-facing camera and enhance network connectivity.

The latest disclosure suggests, the S5 Neo would use the Exynos 7580 featuring an octa-core processor with 64-bit computing support. The processor has recently made an appearance in an unannounced large-screen Samsung device found in GFXBench database.

This octa-core CPU (with ARM Cortex-A53 cores) runs at clock speed of 1.6GHz, and coupled with a Mali-T720 graphics unit. Which means the octa-core processor inside the S5 Neo will have lower clock speed when compared to the Exynos 5422 or the Snapdragon 801, used in the standard S5 model.

However, the front-facing camera will would be upgraded to five megapixel over the two megapixel used in the S5. The front-facing camera of S5 Neo would be similar to that of the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and other Galaxy A range handsets. Both front and rear facing cameras use Samsung's homegrown sensors.

Other noteworthy features are support for single and dual SIM that will bear model number SM-G903FD and might be only for markets such as India, China and Russia.

Further, it will boast LTE-A connectivity, another upgrade over the Galaxy S5, but similar to that of the S5 LTE-A. The handset will have Android 5.1 on-board, but the fact remains unclear whether there will be a new TouchWiz UI, as seen in the S6 models.

Source: Sammobile