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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime with 2K display turns up again


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More evidence that Samsung is planning to launch a souped up Samsung Galaxy S5 with a 2K display has appeared in India.

Samsung has been at pains to deny rumours that a superior flagship phone - a Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, if you will - is in the works.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 itself less than two weeks old, it’s easy to see why. We can’t see those millions of early adopters being too pleased with the prospect of their high-end smartphone being superseded within a year.

But that’s precisely the scenario we reported on at the beginning of April, when benchmarks for a device labeled the SM-G906S appeared online. This report appeared to hint at a high-end phone with a QHD or 2K display.

Now that same SM-G906 model has cropped up on Indian import site Zauba. According to a manifest, four examples of this mysterious phone were shipped from Samsung’s native South Korea for the purposes of "R&D" (that’s research and development, in case you were wondering).

It’s fairly common practice for such test units to be sent out ahead of production, with a number of previous Samsung devices leaking out in this way.

The rumoured specs for this Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime include a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU with Adreno 420 GPU (another step up from the S5), 3GB of RAM, and a premium metal body - a first for Samsung.

Naturally, with Samsung Galaxy S5 sales currently breaking records, Samsung won’t be in a hurry to announce anything along these lines. But there’s more than enough out there to suggest that the S5 won’t be the company’s lead device right up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 next year.

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Via: BGR


April 22, 2014, 8:46 am

a good thing that my current contract does run out until october :)

Martin Weltchek

April 22, 2014, 12:15 pm

I want PRIME!!! Send me it Samsung I'll test it as long as I can have it! ;)


April 22, 2014, 5:46 pm

I have two upgrades left so it will either be this or the G3 then the Note 4 in the fall !


April 22, 2014, 7:45 pm

Throw in OIS camera and front speakers and you can have my money now!

Sadly, if real, i would be very surprised to see this in shops this side of August but it would make sense as Samsung would want something with similar specs to the LG G3 to compete.


April 22, 2014, 9:27 pm

This is bs! Of course Samsung would pull this after I just purchased the S5! I'm so over Samsung, I'm switching to a different brand. Thank god for the next program.

Gambler FEX online

April 23, 2014, 10:46 am

hmm my comment disappeared I hop it is ok to post a youtube link #^_^#

Ah I think I'd rather have 120hz and 1080p than 4k. I cannot see the pixels on my Galaxy s5 but there are alot of input lag. See this video for more information:

Applied Sciences Group: High Performance Touch: http://youtu.be/vOvQCPLkPt4

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