Rumours of Samsung launching a premium smartphone called the Galaxy S5 Prime are refusing to die, and now it is claimed the handset will arrive in June.
Citing industry sources, Asia Today claims the S5 Prime will have a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 - as was expected to appear in the regular S5 earlier this year.
The phone is said to carry the codename Project KQ and is thought to be powered by the new octa-core Exynos 5430 processor clocked at 2.1GHz. Although rumours are still sketchy, most sources believe the S5 Prime will feature a metallic construction, possibly from aluminium, to compete directly with the iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8).
Critics, including Mobile Choice, said the Galaxy S5, while being a hugely impressive phone, lacked the premium feel of its Apple and HTC rivals. IF reports of the S5 Prime are accurate, then Samsung could soon be set to amend this.
Launching in June would also being Samsung’s flagship closer in terms of production cycle to Apple and its iPhone, which is expected to arrive in September or October and sport a larger 4.7-inch display.
Source: Asia Today
Via: Sam Mobile