Aluminum ‘Galaxy S5 Prime’ With 2K Display To Be Available Within Weeks [Rumor]
Early Galaxy S5 adopters may want to look away now.
Just weeks after Samsung’s latest flagship went on sale around the world, new reports have claimed the South Korean company is already gearing up for the imminent release of a “Galaxy S5 Prime” with an aluminum form factor and a super sharp 2K display.
Earlier this year, before Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, sources for SamMobile claimed that we would see an “underpowered” Galaxy S5 with a 1080p display ahead of a high-end version with a premium form factor and 2K technology.
The existing model is certainly not underpowered, of course — but many of us were surprised that it didn’t have a 2K display. After all, Samsung has been known to adopt exciting new technologies early on to stay ahead of its rivals. But it seems the South Korean company may have something up its sleeve.
A Samsung “Galaxy S5 Prime” with the SM-G906 model number has been spotted in logistics databases in India, and sources say its launch is just weeks away. In addition to its 5.2-inch 2K display, the device is expected to offer a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, Adreno 420 graphics, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.
The device will also features a 16-megapixel camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat — just like the existing Galaxy S5, according to the report.
These specifications would make the Galaxy S5 Prime substantially better than the original Galaxy S5 from a performance standpoint — and if they are indeed coupled with a fancy aluminum form factor, then the device would be seen as a very compelling upgrade.
But those who have already adopted the Galaxy S5 don’t want to see a compelling upgrade just weeks after they bought their new handset. Samsung is likely to upset a lot of customers who just spent hundreds of dollars on what they thought was Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2014 if this device does make an appearance over the next few weeks.