Samsung Galaxy F to launch in May as metal Galaxy S5?
The rumoured Samsung Galaxy F could launch in May as a metal-bodied Samsung Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5 was unveiled at MWC 2014 on February 24 with the same plastic body as its predecessor the Galaxy S4, despite rumours of an all-metal body.
However, according to Korean sources, Samsung executives met in a closed-room meeting at MWC to discuss the incoming Samsung Galaxy F, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Premium.
The Galaxy F is tipped to come encased in an all-metal body and features other “premium materials” to differentiate it immediately from the Galaxy S5.
Internal hardware will also be tweaked so that the Galaxy F properly earns its Premium moniker.
Apparently one of the ways the Galaxy F will be improved over the S5 is introducing optical image stabilisation to the 16-megapixel rear camera.
The 5.25-inch screen will supposedly be upgraded to a resolution of QHD 2560 x 1440p giving the Galaxy F a pixel density of 559ppi.
It may well also feature the rumoured 64-bit Samsung Exynos Infinity teased for an MWC 2014 unveiling earlier this month, but which has yet to make any formal appearance.
The sources also bizarrely suggest that the Galaxy S5 price will be lower than that of the Galaxy S4 at launch last year – £599.99. To us, this seems rather strange considering the S5’s new hardware like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor.
However, if the Galaxy S5’s initial RRP is lower than expected, it would reinforce the rumour of a premium version of the device launching in May.
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