The news comes after a discovery was made in a User Agent Profile – manufacturers create these documents to help companies write compatible web content – of an unknown Samsung device called the SM-G750. Inside the profile was hidden some technical information regarding the device. Apparently, it will feature a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, which could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, while the screen resolution is listed as 1280×720, or 720p.
Tech site Pocket Lint speculates this could either be a new, and considerably faster, version of the old S4 Mini, or a Galaxy S5 Neo. Samsung has started using the Neo name for cheaper, less well-specced versions of its flagship devices. We’ve already seen a Note 3 Neo, and a Gear 2 Neo, so an S5 Neo is a distinct possibility. Dropping the screen resolution down to 720p, along with alterations to the camera and other main features, would separate it from the Galaxy S5.
If Samsung is working on an S5 Mini, and we suspect it will be, then we’d be surprised if it had such a powerful processor. The S4 Mini has a dual-core 1.7GHz chip, so a quad-core processor would be quite a step up. We’re willing to be surprised though.
Samsung will release the Galaxy S5 on 11 April, and if the Neo or Mini are coming, then they could appear soon afterwards. Their existence remains speculation for now though.