An upcoming Samsung smartphone has once again been spotted in benchmark results. First, it was the SM-G900S last week and now the SM-G900F has been spotted in the Rightware Browsermark browser benchmark results. We first heard about the SM-G900F last week courtesy of a shipment notification as it made its way to Samsung’s Indian R&D center. Little was revealed at the time and these results do little to give us much more.
The SM-G900F ranked third in the Top 5 Web Phones category behind the Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for browser performance. Rightware points out that the SM-G900F is still running version 28 of Google Chrome and performance is likely to improve when it starts to use a more recent version (version 31 is the latest at this point in time).
The SM-G900S benchmarks revealed a device with a quad-core Qualcomm MS8974 processor (likely a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800) and a display with WQHD (2560×1440) resolution. Speculation suggests that this could be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 and the SM-G900F could be a premium version, perhaps the Galaxy F5, with a metal unibody design and a flexible AMOLED display.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected early next year although exactly when ranges quite a bit between rumours. A number point to a very early launch while others see it further out, perhaps as far out as late April.
It should be pointed out that we have yet to see something that ties the SM-G900x models directly to the expected Galaxy S5. They could just as easily turn out to be a different device. Fortunately, at the rate rumours are surfacing, we can expect additional details to shed more light on these in the near future.