Samsung is rumored to have a luxury edition of its flagship handset, dubbed the Galaxy S5 Prime. In a somewhat unusual move, Samsung is keen to bring a premium 2K Galaxy S5 to crush soon-to-be-launched LG's G3.
The device could launch sometime next month, according to previous reports from Asia Today, and might include a 2560 x 1440 display. The metal encased phone would mark a departure for Samsung, which has been producing plastic phones so far.
Now, the first photograph of rumored Galaxy S5 Prime may have appeared online. The Galaxy S5 Prime picture above has appeared on Reddit, highlighting its metallic finish case, and the same heart rate sensor as the Galaxy S5.
According to the latest leak, the S5 Prime will bring improvement in spec sheet. Well, the upgraded specs could raise the retail price of the Galaxy S5 Prime in comparison to the Galaxy S5.
Previous rumors in the past had suggested that the Galaxy S5 Prime would be powered by a new octa-core Exynos 5430 processor that sports an integrated Intel LTE modem. According to Sammobile, the phone's screen to have a resolution of 2,560x1,440 pixels from the 1,920x1,080 found on the current flagship Galaxy S5.
Although the Galaxy S5 was expected to feature a QHD display panel, the device ultimately came with a Full HD panel due to high production costs of QHD panels. However, the South Korean giant Samsung could launch a premium variant of the Galaxy S5 with a 2K display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, Korean Herald reported.
"Samsung Electronics was supposed to use a QHD display for its Galaxy S5, but it failed due to the high cost," an anonymous source from Samsung told Korea Herald. "As the Galaxy S5 Prime will be rolled out in small quantities, it is highly likely that QHD will be adopted."
At the same time, LG electronics has confirmed its plans to release the sequel to the G2 on May 27. The much hyped handset will feature a QHD 2K display, alongside premium hardware and an all new design.
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