Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime to be released some time in June?
A report published Sunday out of Korea, says that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will make its first appearance in June. Unfortunately, we don't know if this means that the phone will be unveiled that month, or actually released. Samsung is looking to beat the LG G3 to market as its country mate's unannounced flagship sequel is expected to offer a 1440 x 2560 QHD screen, like the Galaxy S5 Prime.
With the LG G3 now expected to launch early in July, Samsung has this brief opening to launch a phone that Sammy's head of mobile, J.K. Shin, has denied the existence of. If Samsung does launch a premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, are buyers of the original version going to feel misled?
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source: AsiaToday (translated) via GforGames
1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I used to look forward to this device. Now I just look forward to getting my 64GB OnePlus One with Cyanogen for $350.
38. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Just let down by the camera, or-else superb phone. A must by device which i will be buying.
48. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
13mp with 2.0 aperture is bad? You got high standards. :P I'd like to buy one too but their invite system...
2. Paximos (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I would love to see the backlash Samsung could get for denying this!!!
13. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
When samsung does it it's ok, do you not know that ? It's called diversity.
On the other hand, God forbid Sony or HTC does it, then it's bast@rds....!!! bankruptcy....never buy again !!! Bla bla !!! Don't even get me started with premium materials such as aluminum, something that was very bad, unattractive, dents easy, oh plastic is so much better. If samsung is going to do it it's going to be like ooooo the best, amazing..
I tell u, call em pathetic, they get all upset. They are like this new breed, making apples fans and nokia fans look like a joke in comparison, and that's something hard to achieve.
21. Teja171 (unregistered)
Dude, did you forget to mention about how hot that stupid Premium material gets ?
32. Supraman21 (Posts: 229; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
Nah my HTC One never got as hot and uncomfortable as my Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy S3. The aluminum dissipates heat better than plastic.
35. Teja171 (unregistered)
Sure, but thats the reason why the device feels so hot after couple of minutes.
23. kryme (Posts: 314; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
all samsung is doing is giving ppl who say plastic is bad something to choose from.... for me plastic is the way to go....
44. engineer-1701d (Posts: 2711; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
thats not the problem for people like me that waited and seen the s5 and said crap now i have to get it or m8 because i want out of my carrier so they had to get this phone to change carrier, its like getting a honda accord for 20k and then a week later bentley start dropping price to 20k, or if you dont like that just say the accord gos on sale for 10k
39. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
That's what they said that the S5 will have a Exynos 6 64bit octocore,,, but what happened? They also said it would be in metal or aluminuim.
4. galanoth (Posts: 417; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Buyers of the original shouldn't feel bad.
In the Android space, there is always something better just months away.
You have to take the plunge eventually or you'll always be waiting and end up with nothing.
14. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
nah, If you buy a 32 Bit chip now you are an idiot. They should release 64 bit chips now instead of making people wait.
22. Teja171 (unregistered)
Everything doesn't happen in the wink of a eye right ?
5. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 840; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Bring it with SD805 or Exynos Infinity, and combine it with good looking and quality design. That's enough to bring Samsung haters to their knees.
6. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I think Samsung is screwing itself with all these variations. Now, even buyers of the Galaxy S5, supposedly Samsung's flagship, will feel like they're missing out. Samsung needs to make one solid, flagship phone, and keep it at that...
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
People keep saying that, yet Samsung keeps selling more phones year over year. Perhaps it's time to put this theory to rest.
40. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
The more the years are passing the famous Samsung is getting, also they are selling more handsets than the previous iteratition.
43. willard12 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Did buyers of the S5 somehow not get what they paid for because a new device is coming out?
45. engineer-1701d (Posts: 2711; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
yes they got the biggest letdown ever stupid hr meter that all phones have a small battery and a 2 gig ram and 32 bit core should have been 3 gig ram 64 core and 31 or 3200 mah battery,with better looking build
7. Teja171 (unregistered)
This time, they would throw all the comments back to HTC, for criticizing them.
8. Lyngdoh (Posts: 230; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
I don't know what's wrong with Samsung fans. They always talk about the premium version of their flagship. This goes all the way back to S3. S3 was insulted for the plastic finish, then rumors came about a premium S3 which never existed. Then the Note 2 was rumoured to be premium. Same story for S4, Note 3 and S5. Stop dreaming, you just won't get it. Enjoy what you get.
12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Not sure what "Samsung fans" you're referring to. All the Samsung fans I know are Samsung fans for one reason. They're more than satisfied with the Samsung phone they have.
46. engineer-1701d (Posts: 2711; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
thats why i still have my gs3 samsung never made a better one
9. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Hah to all of you who bought that ugly glam fab crap, God I hate that terminology.... glam fab instant failure
50. HansP (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
Nice to see you hate your own trolling. First step to recovery is admitting your flaws.... :D
11. Fuego84 (Posts: 337; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Who here suffers from, got to have every flagship addiction?
31. Teja171 (unregistered)
Technically everyone now-a-days.
15. nctx77 (Posts: 1333; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
There's about to be a crap load of S5's on ebay, craigslist, gazelle, etc. get your broken camera while it's hot!
37. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
In my case I won't change it even if S5 Prime hits the market.
Totally satisfied with my S5. But if the rumors are true the Note 4 could change things up.
16. GreekGeek (Posts: 1175; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
I would gladly pay additional premium for a substantial bump in storage size, like 64 Gb +.... Screen Resolution wars should stop @ 1080p (5 - 5.5 inches) Period!
25. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
More memory would be great.
I'd be willing to pay a bit extra for a higher quality display -- one that is not missing a lot of subpixels -- so fonts on light/gray backgrounds are clearer and easier to read.
And I'd also pay more for a dedicated headphone audio output circuit so the phone can deliver quality output with more brands of headphones.
17. Lauticol (Posts: 283; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
So basically Samsung is doing some kind of 6-month release cycle like Sony does? I thought that was Note's purpose!
20. Teja171 (unregistered)
Its now ( probably ) fallen down to 3-4 month cycle ? or what ? just saying..
18. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 562; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Yeah. Remember when those guys said IP certification was so so so useless? Now, they use it as a counter attack to other fanboys and say "This is a real feature! No gimmicks!". If Samsung will release a premium metal or glass device, of course they will be happy to use it also as counter attacks. Fanboys are all the same. All fanboys are the worst.
29. Teja171 (unregistered)
And starting K-series.
30. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Kinda hoping it's not part of the S series, so there might be a chance for a new design.
33. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
How many of you are skipping the S5 and waiting for this like me?
34. limporgyuk (Posts: 266; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
All they're gonna do is punch out some aluminium rear covers, anodise them, then attach them to a standard S5, then charge an extra $100