Galaxy S5 Prime, new Galaxy Gear and more tipped for 2014
Samsung has already announced a number of new phones and tablets for 2014, but the South Korean has lots more up its sleeve. This year’s lineup also includes a Galaxy S5 Prime, a new Galaxy Gear, a second-generation Galaxy Mega, and more — according to ever-reliable tipster @Evleaks.
Evleaks published a list of upcoming Samsung devices today, and for those who haven’t already upgraded their smartphone this year, it’s a reason to be excited. The list is believed to include two new Galaxy S5 variants, including the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 Prime and a Galaxy S5 Active.
The former will be available in black, white, blue and gold initially — just like the original Galaxy S5 — while the Galaxy S5 Active is expected to come in a whole host of pretty shades, including dark green, “greenish blue,” ruby red, titanium silver, black, and blue.
The list also includes a Galaxy Mega 2, which is destined for AT&T and a number of carriers in Asia in black, brown, and white. This is Samsung’s super-sized phablet — it’s bigger than the Galaxy Note — and it’s expected to come in 5.8- and 6.3-inch variants like its predecessors.
Evleaks also promises a new Galaxy Gear, which will come in black, with the “SM-R382” model number. While we can’t be certain, we’re desperately hoping that this will be Samsung’s first Android Wear device, which the company has confirmed will be launching before the end of this year.
Evleaks doesn’t provide us with any launch dates for any of these devices, unfortunately, but it’s thought the Galaxy S5 Prime or the Galaxy Mega 2 could be next out of the gate. Most will be more excited for the Prime, of course, but I’m interested to see what Samsung’s second-generation Galaxy S5 Active will bring.
The biggest selling point for the Galaxy S4 Active was its waterproof form factor, which gave it an advantage over the original Galaxy S4, and indeed other flagship smartphones. However, the regular Galaxy S5 is waterproof this time around, so it’s unclear what Samsung will do to differentiate it this time around.
Evleaks suggests the device may launch under the “Galaxy S5 Sport” moniker instead, so it could get a more rugged form factor that will make it ideal for outdoor activities.