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As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk about much was the CPU that would run the GS5.
As it turns out, Qualcomm has now confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will actually run on a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU. The Snapdragon 801 is essentially a Snapdragon 800 with a faster clock speed and support for a faster maximum GPU frequency (578MHz vs 550MHz).
Aside from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 model, Samsung told Engadget that there will also be a 2.1GHz oct-core Exynos variant, just as we saw with the Galaxy S4 last year. Following past trends, the Exynos model will likely end up being pushed in select markets internationally, with North America and some parts of Europe getting the Snapdragon 801 CPU.
What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S5, impressed or were you hoping for a more dramatic change in terms of looks or specs?