Companies like Samsung and Apple are notorious for keeping unannounced devices out of the public eye. Sometimes its third party case makers who spill the goods, and it just happened to Samsung and Nokia.
Over the last couple of weeks there have been multiple leaks on upcoming Galaxy S5 variants. We heard that Samsung was planning a camera-centric Galaxy S5 Zoom that would be sleeker than its predecessor and have an improved camera.
We also just learned the Galaxy S5 Active is headed to at least AT&T and Sprint in the near future. If you're wondering the fate of the Galaxy S5 Mini, wonder no more, it will part of the Galaxy S5 family soon.
A French smartphone case manufacturer has revealed that it is working on cases for the Nokia Lumia 1820, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, and Galaxy S5 Zoom. This news surely won't sit well with Samsung and Nokia. Nokia has just scheduled a 'More Lumia' event on April 2, where it is widely expected to announce the Lumia 1820 and Lumia 930 and possibly a few more. The smartphones are expected to be the first handsets to ship with Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1. The Nokia Lumia 1820 is expected to be Nokia's largest smartphone launch and the smartphone's rumored specs definitely give it a leg up in the competition.
The Nokia Lumia 1820 is expected to ship with a 5.2-inch display with 2k resolution. Nokia will apparently use Qualcomm's latest and fastest processor, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.
The report goes on to give us some details on Samsung's Galaxy S5 Zoom and Galaxy S5 Mini. The Galaxy S5 Zoom will use a 4.8-inch display, 20-megapixel camera, and sleeker design compared to the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Galaxy S5 Mini will be a more compact version of the Galaxy S5. It's currently rumored to use similar specs, including a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor found in the Galaxy S5. The site claims that the Galaxy S5 Mini will launch with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, instead of Andoid 4.4 KitKat.
As always, take these reports with a huge grain of salt for now.