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We're getting closer and closer to the Samsung Galaxy S5. We all know it's going to happen, and we're guessing it will occur during Samsung's Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona later this month. That doesn't stop the fun of speculation and rumors though, does it?

Korean securities firm KDB Daewoo Securities Research has shipped off a single PDF file that alleges both the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple's plans for the screen size of the iPhone 6. The company made its estimates using industry research, so they could be off, but it's confident enough in the specs that it's including them in a letter to investors. In regards to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the alleged specs are as follows:

  • 5.2 inch – 5.25 inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display (560ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or Samsung Exynos 6 processor (depending on model)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64/128GB storage configurations
  • 16MP/3.2MP cameras
  • Running Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Release date: Q1 or Q2 this year

Those aren't overly flashy or amazing, but an upgrade in numbers none the less. Note the lack of a mention of any fingerprint or retina scanners though, which are also leaked and rumored to be equipped in the Samsung Galaxy S5.

As for the iPhone 6, the PDF suggests that Apple will be releasing the phone in two different models, one with a 4.7 inch screen and the other with a 5.5 inch screen with resolutions of 1080 x 1920 and 1280 x 2272 respectively. Apple will also supposedly be changing the material of the screen to indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) from the older low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS), the firm suggests.

Strangely, the PDF says that the iPhone 6 will run iOS 7.2 instead of 8, and it could launch as early as Q2, well before Apple's typical release window.

Of course, these are rumored leaks and should be taken cautiously to avoid any broken hearts or crushed dreams. Samsung has scheduled an "Unpacked 5" event for Feb. 24, so you might want to wait for then to take any news to heart. At that point, we'll be able to look over this again and see just how accurate the company is… if at all.