While the Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be the best sounding handset on the market, it's by no means worst. Just two months after launching the Galaxy S5, Samsung is well prepared to introduce the Galaxy S5 Prime.
The so-called 'luxury' edition is expected to be crafted out of metal, instead of standard looking bendable polycarbonate plastic materials. Analysts, however, expects the Galaxy S5 Prime to cost more than a standard edition of Samsung Galaxy S5.
The upcoming Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone has been the subject of rumors and speculations for a long time now. A release date has already been tipped for June 12; however, Samsung hasn't confirmed the device as yet.
This time, the much awaited handset carrying a model number SM-906 has already been approved by South Korea's official certification authority, the RRA (Radio Research agency). In fact, there different models were sent for approval and all three of them got official nod from the RRA. Again, there is no official information about the Galaxy S5 Prime.
In the meantime, the editor-in-chief of SamMobile tweeted that the S5 Prime "might actually be the Galaxy Alpha".
At the same time, PhoneArena is reporting that Samsung recently filed a trademark application in the US for the Galaxy Alpha brand name. That means, the purported luxury edition might be called the Galaxy Alpha when it gets launched sometime this month. As always, take this report with a pinch of salt.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime's official release date is unknown, but we've got all the details, all in one place. Take a look into sliders below!
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime -- Leaked Live Images
These live shots that were leaked earlier to PhoneArena show some interesting aspects of yet-to-be announced device. The alleged leaked pictures appeared suggesting the device will come with a QHD (2K) resolution display and a metal build.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime -- 5.1 inch Smartphone Spotted on Zauba
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime device has recently been spotted on Indian import site called Zauba. The device was dubbed the SM-G906. The Samsung Galaxy S5 came with model number G900, therefore G906 can be considered under the same series.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime -- Speculated Specs
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is expected to come with a 5.1-inch Quad HD ( 2560 x 1440) pixels resolution. The luxurious device would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal memory. New rumors further claim the handset to reach download speed of 225Mbps.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime -- Price
Rumors have it that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime could be priced more than the regular version of the phone. The S5 Prime is likely to cost around $880 (about Rs. 52,800 approximately), when it goes on sale in South Korea later this month.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime -- Release Date
Samsung will be hosting a massive event on June 12 in New York, which will act as the launch for the Galaxy S5 Prime. No more details are available at this moment.