Samsung Galaxy S5 ROM Requires Nearly 8GB of Internal Storage

It wasn't long ago when the Samsung Galaxy S5 was officially announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. And while the device has received sort of mixed reactions from fans and enthusiasts all over, there are a few more details that have also been revealed related to the internal ROM of the device.

As it stands, reportedly, the Galaxy S5 seems to take up a considerable amount of memory on the device. Soon after the device was made official at the MWC, it was noted that the smartphone's preloaded features take up exactly half of the storage capacity of the 16GB variant of Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 ROM Requires Nearly 8GB of Internal Storage

Noted first via Android Central, an image making rounds on the web related to the new device's ROM shows the S5 with 7.86GB of internal storage available, with another 5.28GB of the ROM allocated for running the device's system. Apart from that, there's another 2.33GB to run miscellaneous files.

Going by basic math, since the image shows that the device is using about 534MB of its available memory, the total available storage on the Galaxy S5 will be approximately 8.3GB.

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"It's not quite as dire on the 32GB model of course (and remember that there's a little bit of funky math anyway, and you never get as much storage as manufacturers say), and Samsung will quickly tell you that's why you have the option to use a microSD card for expanded storage," the Android Central report states. "It's something that we've seen before, and it's the same scenario."

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The best option here could be to directly opt for the 32 GB variant of the Galaxy S5 if the device is in your wishlist for the year. However, as far as the domestic market is concerned, the device's price tag may be a deciding factor.

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