Samsung Galaxy S5
New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaReuters / Albert Gea

World smartphone leader, Samsung has reportedly launched a new variant of the 2014 marquee handset Galaxy S5 in China.

The new Galaxy S5(SM-G9009D) is a dual-SIM model, and despite being new to the market, the smartphone made a silent debut for the Chinese network carrier. Buyers can also pre-book the device right now for ¥5,299 (around ₹51,160).

Samsung Galaxy S5 (G9009D) sports 5.1-inch Super AMOLED full HD (1920x1080p) screen and ships with Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS powered by 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 128GB), 16.0-megapixel camera (with HDR, fast (0.3-second) auto-focus (world's fastest), 4K video recording), 2.1-megapixel front camera and 2800 mAh battery.

Apart from additional SIM slot, only other discernible difference between India bound variant (SM-G900H) and Chinese model is that the former will pack Samsung's in-house built Octa-core Exynos Processor (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core).

As of now, the new Galaxy S5 dual-SIM variant is said to be exclusive for China Telecom subscribers; however there is no official word whether the new Samsung phone variant would set foot in the neighboring country, India or any other global market.

(Edited by Vanilla Sharma)

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5:

Model Samsung Galaxy S5
Display 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920x1080p) resolution having pixel density of 440 plus ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz UI
Processor International variant: 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU (chipset: MSM8974AC)In  India, it will be packing Octa-core Exynos Processor (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core )
Storage capacity 16GB , expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card
Camera Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with HDR, fast (0.3-second) auto-focus (world's fastest), 4K video recording Front: 2.1-megapixel camera with full HD video recording
Battery 2800 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving ModeTalk time: up to 21 hours

Standby mode: 390 hours

Network LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2x2)),  Bluetooth v4.0 BLE/ANT+, NFC, IR Remote
Add-ons Water-proof and dust-resistant IP67 certification, finger print based biometric technology, Kids mode, Private mode, Download booster, S Health v3.0, [SM-G9009D model comes with dual- SIM slots :GSM+CDMA]
Dimensions 142.5 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
Weight 145 g
Colors Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold