Two versions of Samsung Galaxy S5 rumoured to be launching

We expect it to launch on 23 February and plenty of details have leaked out about the phone, but we weren't expecting two plastic versions of the Samsung Galaxy S5. But that is the latest word on the street.

Well, it is on the street of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a man with a track record of getting things right when it comes to new launches. He claims Samsung will offer two version of the S5, one described as 'Prime', the other said to be 'Standard', but both made of plastic, rather than the metallic finish once talked about.

The difference is less about looks and more about the inner workings. Kuo claims that the Prime will feature a 32-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 5430 processor, while the Standard will be powered by a 32-bit quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU or a 32-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 5422 chip. In addition, both phones will have a 5.2 inch display, but the Prime model will have a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (565ppi), with the Standard will offer a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (423ppi).

So you can make the step up if you want more power and clarity. Aside from that, the specification will be the same, which is expected to include 3GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera, fingerprint scanner (unless that rumoured iris recognition technology makes the cut), 3D Gesture Support and a 2850mAh battery.

Interesting stuff, although we are still not entirely convinced that the actual specification for the phone has been completely nailed down. Hopefully we will find out for sure before February is out.

Source: Phone Arena

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