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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime alleged first picture appears, but we remain doubtful

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime alleged first picture appears, but we remain doubtful

The first alleged image of a muscled-up version of the Galaxy S5, called Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, has just surfaced. The S5 Prime is pictured to have a metal body, and the same heart rate sensor as the Galaxy S5. The image comes from a user on reddit, who claims to have received the image from an anonymous tipster, so basically there is nothing to back up its authenticity, and we recommend keeping a healthy grain of salt for this leak.

The tipster in this particular leak is claiming this S5 Prime will bring improvements in all specs, but this sounds just too vague to mean anything worth analyzing. All in all, what we have here is just an image, and the staggering similarity with the current S5 leaves the possibility for this to as well turn out to be just a fancy back cover for the S5, masked as the S5 Prime.

The Samsung Galaxy S5, on its part, is already on store shelves, but this year’s most anticipated Android smartphone did not get earlier rumored features like a Quad HD display and a Snapdragon 805 system chip. That’s not all that surprising - after all, such features seemed to be a product of wishful thinking in the first place, it was simply too early for that kind of technology at the time. The rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, however, as mythical as it still is, has kept on appearing in leaks and rumors, and it's basically said to be the answer to all your spec cravings, bringing top notch technology in every aspect, but it's also expected to be priced accordingly.

What do you think of this particular leak - real or fake? And are you even looking forward to a more premium version of Samsung’s flagship, one with a Quad HD display?

source: reddit

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posted on 08 May 2014, 03:08 11

1. rantao333 (Posts: 194; Member since: 21 May 2013)


i though they fired the designer chief, but seems like its in their blood

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:47 1

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2338; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I think its happened after the design of S5 Prime.

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:21 1

13. sgodsell (Posts: 896; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Its Just the back cover. They now have back covers that replace the existing S5 cover and battery with a 7500mha battery for $45. There is even downloadable 3D printed covers for the S5 now. Just one of the many perks owning an S5.

posted on 08 May 2014, 03:09 9

2. tech2 (Posts: 1783; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Seems pretty fake. You can get such covers for $10 on ebay.
http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/286958-ginovo-brushed-metal-back-covers.html

Samsung is pretty good at keeping design secrets of its flagship these days. I doubt if we'll ever see anything until few days from the announcement.

posted on 08 May 2014, 03:47 4

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Seems fake. But looks great without those fugly dimple pimple laden back.

posted on 08 May 2014, 05:10

5. Gamas_K (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I agree with you, this looks great without those ugly dimple

posted on 08 May 2014, 05:07

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 889; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


not so prime to me,just for the metal back ? it will rust.

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:53

18. wideallyphan (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 May 2014)


hahaha

posted on 08 May 2014, 05:22 2

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


First of all it smells fake, second it doesn't look like a metal, it looks like a glossy plastic.

posted on 08 May 2014, 05:24

7. gigaraga (Posts: 495; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Best phone just got even better? I like plastic on S5 though...removable storage + mSD card. Let's hope Samsung doesnt skimp out on that moving to a new material although the nice premium feel is definitely welcome :P

posted on 08 May 2014, 05:43 4

8. mr.techdude (Posts: 536; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


HTC one m8 prime.......HELL YEAHHH

posted on 08 May 2014, 05:52

9. papss (unregistered)


Looks I like their wp device

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:23

10. Nicholas-Paul (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Leave the prime away instead of plastic....

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:24 1

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2261; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Just changing the material isn't everything. I think the biggest flaw of SS devices is the design itself. Then the finish of the material. Plastic doesn't have to be ugly, but SS makes sure they keep it ugly...

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:46

16. maccess (Posts: 576; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


What flaw in their design seriously.. it just a square thing with rounded corner like most of every other phones in the world.. lol dude..

posted on 09 May 2014, 05:55

19. wideallyphan (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 May 2014)


and a big ass homebutton, which you forgot to mention.

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:11 1

14. Andrewtst (Posts: 292; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


If this is prime. Samsung needs to fired more include R&D department!

posted on 08 May 2014, 11:42

15. euklidis (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Apparently not real! PWNED

techmaniacs.gr/is-this-samsung-galaxy-s5-prime/

posted on 10 May 2014, 02:44

20. galanoth (Posts: 283; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Android Central guys made this picture 2 months ago.
http://www.androidcentral.com/could-samsung-go-all-out-galaxy-s5-prime-later-year

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