Gossip about Samsung's premium variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone has been making rounds in the rumor mill since couple of months now. Also called by the name of Galaxy S5 Prime, the smartphone is possibly spotted at Zauba, which is one of the Indian sites that keeps track of shipments into the country from various companies.
Samsung is one major company which has been shipping most of its devices into India for testing purposes. Almost all Samsung hand-held products have been spotted in the Zauba's database.
This time around, on the same site, the device with a model name SM-G906K has been listed as having been shipped into the country for R&D purposes. Apparently the company has shipped in 4 units for testing. Each unit is priced at Rs. 30,527. The SM-906S model number was recently spotted at the GFX benchmark site as well, but the company has withdrew the information about the device from the GFX database.
Although it is not a sure thing as of now, but speculations are that the SM-G906 is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is a model which is said to come with a metal casing and a QHD display (1440 x 2560 pixels). The alleged handset would come powered by Qualcomm's one of the latest Snapdragon 805 SoC coupled with not less than 3GB of RAM. Also the device would house a 32GB of internal memory. It is reportedly said that the SM-906K is a model for Korea Telecom, while the SM-906S should be headed to SK Telecom.
There are nut much details about the device as of now and the pricing and availability of the smartphone is yet to be disclosed by the company. However, nothing can stop the springing up of the rumors, thus the latest one suggests that Samsung will unveil the phone as soon as next month.