Galaxy S5 Prime with QHD display coming in mid-June as a direct competitor to the LG G3

Galaxy S5 Prime with QHD display coming in mid-June as a direct competitor to the LG G3
We've been hearing about a new Samsung flagship, codenamed S5 Prime, for a while now, and most rumors pegged it for release in the first half of the year, namely in the May-June period. The S5 Prime is expected to feature a premium metallic design, a 5.2" QHD display, Snapdragon 805, and other goodies that didn't find their way in the S5.

If these specs sound familiar, it's because the LG G3 is expected to flaunt a Quad HD panel and the latest Snapdragon chipset, too. Long story short, we are now getting reports from two different sources that the S5 Prime will be released parallel to the G3, around mid-June. One of these reports comes from a tipster of ours with access to Samsung reps, who claims that the S5 Prime is intended to be announced as close to the G3's launch as possible, that's why Samsung has been keeping it under wraps so far. One of the Samsung insiders they spoke to, even joked that the S5 Prime will be the real "S5 killer," rather than the G3.

On the other hand, we are getting a separate publication from Samsung's homeland, which claims basically the same thing - that the S5 Prime, Galaxy KQ, or whatever it ends up titled, will be released in Korea in mid-June, as a direct response to the Quad HD LG G3. The launch is said to be on the three largest Korean carriers at once, and the S5 Prime's price is pegged to be the equivalent of $880.  That's above the current S5 pricing there, but not that outrageously above, if you consider the upgrade in specs offered. As for the rest of the globe, mum's the word on pricing and release date, but, given that the LG G3 is expected to be announced May 27th, and launched two weeks after, the eventual S5 Prime shouldn't be far behind, just as the rumors predicted.

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source: Naver via TheDroidGuy

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50 Comments

1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

so what happens with those 10 million S5 sold to date?! Samsung you doing just too much...

6. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Samsung is the biggest troll company ever. Buy the Xperia Z2 instead and stay happy for all eternity.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

you mean after 6 months...

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So Samsung is troll for releasing a better phone 3 months later (which is still a rumour, BTW) but one remains 'eternally happy' when Sony releases its another flagship every 6 months ? Not to mention the heating problems and non-carrier prices that it comes with.

20. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

lg g3 video teaser is released in youtube.

34. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Just buy a nexus and be happy ever after

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm quite happy with my Z1. another thing SONY doesn't want to make a deal put the Z2 on every carrier. I think some people should of waited not buying the water resistant GS V. and should wait for the PREMIUM version. Like i say always best to wait don't go out n rush to buy a new phone.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S5 PRIME (SM-G906K) - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 running at 2.5Ghz - Qualcomm Adreno 420 GPU - 5.2" 2560 x 1440 display - 3GB RAM - 16 MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera - 32GB of storage Image: http://goo.gl/7G5WmY

23. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

with ugly design ??? I had hands-on s5 , grand 2 looks better than s5 lol

29. wilsong17 unregistered

Because you fan boys only criticize plastic and designed. . Real man buy whatever you like

36. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

lol dumbest comment ever. when you pay 700+ bucks you critizise plastic and design.. but you '' real man'' buy garbage

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

samsung caters phones for everyone, not just geeks who cries when a new phone becomes release a few months later. Millions of people are happy to keep their S5 for another year or 2, dont make it sound like everyone who bought the S5 are geeks who only want the best phones with the best spec.

40. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

aaaaammmmeeeeen

49. bh974

Posts: 1; Member since: May 13, 2014

Well don't be surprised when Samsung has moved on to their new flasgship & it receives zero support 2 yrs from now. They only made the prime because they got so much flak for not being able to make the transisition to a metal flasgship. Samsung's GS5 was merely a stop-gap until the Prime arrived. What a shaddy company. They deined rumors that a metal clad S5 was in the works instead of confirming it & simply let consumers deicde which they would prefer & wait for. Samsung took the consumer's money & laughed in their face. I suppose they need some way to recoup the cash they have to pay Apple.

10. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

So what's happening with all other smartphone users (you name the brand) all five to six months later from their acquisition. Cycle of life especially in tech business.

17. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

You don't need to worry about that because those 10 million is only device shipments from unofficial source. And even if the estimates are true, it does not mean that all the phones went to their actual or future customers.

22. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Samsung doesn't care.

26. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Samsung is just showing plain greediness..Its like if LG comes out with snapdragon 900 right now (just saying) just after releasing the s5 prime they will quickly release s5 prime + 4gb ram 1tb hdd> These guys dont care. People need to stop purchasing those crappy samsung cheap looking plastic phones honestly get something thats really worth your money and stop letting those companies take over your minds.

30. wilsong17 unregistered

I buy the best papa

33. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Cry moar, I don't even know what you're trying to prove.

41. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

S5 Prime Neo or some other stupid version that will release in a few additional months. Better specs than the S5, slightly lower specs than the S5 Prime, but because it is newer costs more money than all of them.

39. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Don't worry they can skip this one and get the Galaxy s5 ULTRA prime.

48. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

with a $880 usd price tag why would people be mad? you paid for a phone that's 200 dollars cheaper. plus why would you frown upon samsung when other phone companies are bringing out their phones around june? people who should be mad are the people who are buying the xperia z2 which came out on may and the z3 is coming out in a few months as well.

2. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I still dont get what the appeal is for LG phones, (then again I dont get what the appeal is for Samsung phones is either, except for the note 3 ;-) ) it is just meh plastic, with meh software. Sammy at least has solid cameras now, the LG G2 got slaughtered in the photo comparison, even by the M8! The M8 has everything but the camera, the Z2 has the camera, and a tough elegant design, the S5, a great camera and screen. What the hell does LG have going for it?!?

13. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i like LG design and camera, but the Ui is horrible, especially the combination of that blue colour in menu and settings.

27. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

You know, if you get your facts straight you may appear intelligent.

50. g2a5b0e unregistered

What facts? He stated an opinion. Perhaps you need to get your facts straight about what a fact is because you don't sound intelligent at all.

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Waiting for g3 but still sticking with my z1 compact. Gonna wait for z2 compact or z3 before updating my phone.

4. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

$880 WTF?!! Ridiculous Samsung!

32. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

+1 $800 for a phone, I hope it can transform to a remote control plane or something, for the price. People have the nerves to complain about Apple.

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