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There’s little surprise left to the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone although there’s been a question about the screen resolution. Based on a purported image of the phone’s box, it will likely be an eye-popping 2560 x 1440 screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a 5.25-inch QHD display of 2560 x 1440 pixels after all, if a leaked image of the phone’s box turns out to be the real deal. An anonymous tipster provided the image to a Galaxy S5 enthusiast site based in the Netherlands and it was spotted by TechnoBuffalo on Tuesday. The image contradicts recent reports that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will instead use a 1080p display.

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If the image is accurate, the flagship phone will have a massive 560 pixels per inch, far more than most currently available devices. To see individual pixels on such a screen would be difficult even if you held the phone just a few inches from your eyes.

Aside from the screen information, the alleged Galaxy S5 packaging shows additional specifications, which generally line up with our prior expectations. Look for the Galaxy S5 to have 3 GB of memory, offer at least one model with a quad-core 2.5 GHz processor from Qualcomm, support LTE networks up to 150 Mbps, and have an infrared remote built in, just like the prior model. The box also says the Galaxy S5 will have a 20 megapixel rear camera sensor with auto-focus and a 2 megapixel camera on the front.

Samsung is expected to introduce the handset later this month, so we won’t have to wait long to find out all of the details. On February 24, the company is holding a press event at Mobile World Congress, where it will likely show off the phone and its new interface.

  1. …any report on whether or not the S5 will…

    *have a metal or plastic back?
    *have a replaceable battery?
    *have a user-expandable storage slot?

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    1. The response to this is probably *all of the above* – take a look at all the variations of S4 on the market today .

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  2. If only they made a keyboard slider…

    My HTC TP2 feels a little antiquated when I see specs like those.

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  3. Now I’m REALLY curious as to what phone this is since we know it’s not the S5. The only odd part is the 3GB of RAM – it doesn’t match all the other specs which seem to be bleeding edge, and it should be 4GB.

    And before anyone says 4GB isn’t needed, I have a Note 3 with 3GB of RAM, and when I have just a handful of apps running at the same time it does lag a little…so no amount of RAM is ever too much!

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