Leaked photos show off the aluminum-clad Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

Leaked photos show off the aluminum-clad Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime
One of our loyal readers has just sent us three pictures allegedly showing off the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime. The premium version of Samsung's flagship handset is rumored to be coming next month with a 5.2 inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution display. The manufacturer hopes to beat LG to the punch in the U.S., as the latter plans on offering a QHD screen for the LG G3.

Other expected upgrades to the device, compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5, include the use of a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU as opposed to the Snapdragon 801 CPU employed on the regular version of the handset. The Adreno 330 GPU on the regular version of the phone, is replaced with the Adreno 420 GPU. And instead of the 2GB of RAM found on the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Prime will feature 3GB of RAM. There is talk that Android 4.4.3 will be pre-installed on the unit.

Besides the QHD screen and the other changes, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is made with an aluminum body. The speaker has been moved to the bottom of the phone from the back. Many out there will tell you that this is the phone that Samsung should have released originally. And while the average Joe on the street might not care, there is bound to be negative feedback from some Samsung Galaxy S5 buyers, who would have rather used up their upgrade to buy a premium version of the phone. How Samsung addresses this issue, if indeed it does, should be quite interesting.

As for the pictures below, we would suggest that you take them with the proverbial grain of salt. That is not to say that you're not looking at the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, but we should be respectful of the fact that the phone has not yet been announced by the company. Our source tells us that the phone is currently undergoing testing.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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154 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6534; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I love those thin bezels, and am glad they moved the speaker back to the bottom of the phone, just like in the note 3.

6. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

I love the display!

60. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

I hope it is an AMOLED QHD display. I love high res OLED screens.

66. Seattletech

Posts: 54; Member since: May 14, 2014

Most flagship phone have excellent screens now but the g5's screen did make a huge leap forward from the competition. Interested to see in person the 5.2" QHD

91. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I don't know what the side metal is made out of but It looks like some kind of cheap metal. Like the same one on the note 1 that's not even metal. Samsung is loosing their magic, thinking they could sell us crap like this. They feel as if they don't have to do anything because of their dominance in the smartphone market. Apple strategy a few years back.

120. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

151. pego99

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

It's made from cheap junk metal where the iphone is made from expensive quality metal.

152. pego99

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Yea cheap aluminum where the iPhone uses platinum and titanium.

153. pego99

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

More UGLY Samsung phones that will never sell. Period.

121. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nothing has changed, I guess they love ugly.... Still its same and ugly ugly ugly ugly.....

139. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

IF you're so obsessed with ugly, and also apparently a WP fanboy. How about asking Microsoft to fix WP? Talk about an ugly operating system, with no real possibility for the users to even fix it themselves. I really don't get what Microsoft are thinking with WP. They've gotten the de facto desktop OS standard today, much thanks to its customisability, and when they decide to start competing with Android, they opt for copying Apple's locked down operating system which is clearly losing out strong to Android. Hopefully Microsoft will figure it out one day. But until then, I'm definitely keeping a distance.

142. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lol dude....cool down... Chillllllll. I know wp is not great, but fact is S5 is still ugly...

143. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's not ugly it looks like the S1

144. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

haters gonna hate...nobody cares

13. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Dont know.. It stil looks ugly to me!!

53. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

something is not right about this phone..is it in a case? cuz if not it looks ugly

54. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

I agree - how can Samsung call this their "prime" version, yet still keep that hideous dimpled back? Yuck.

62. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

1. From the looks of it the back is removable; replace it with anything you want. 2. With a removable back comes a user replaceable battery. I don't see Samsung dumping that feature. 3. Buy a case or buy a different phone. Pretty simple.

110. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And how does that change what sipha has said?

64. Titania

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Well the design didn't change much....

99. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I guess Samsung is using the word "prime" like in "prime rib": As per Wikipedia: While historically known as a “prime rib”, the USDA does not require the cut "to be derived from USDA Prime grade beef". The S5 Prime Rib is not cut from Prime grade cell phone material, that is for sure.

147. Heddy87

Posts: 28; Member since: May 19, 2014

Just another galaxy that looks like a... hmm.. 2006 galaxy? Well, anyway nobody will notice you've upgraded from S4 or S5 ;) Hey guys just bought the new galaxy! you sirious? we didn't notice, you liar it's your old S5! XD

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Almost didn't notice the speaker placing. Awesome work Samsung ! QHD display. Check Aluminium chassis (plastic ain't bad either). Check Speaker placing. Check

34. Jishnusur

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Mate How do you know its aluminum? It can be fake plastic also. Its not that I'm trolling but Note 1 has steel like plastic bezels. Hope you take this in a positive note.

46. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ummmm....because the article says so.... Although everything at this point in time is just speculation.

44. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"I love those thin bezels..." If you are talking only about black edge of screen glass then yes it is thin but black edge of screen glass + metal rim around phone doesnt look like a thin bezel to me. Sorry if someone likes this design but in my opinion it doesn't look good. :/

56. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Thin bezel ?! Are looking at the same pictures ?!

72. Seattletech

Posts: 54; Member since: May 14, 2014

After being spoiled by g2 g3. Thin bezels have been redefined.

69. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Guys look at those pix more carefully. They seem to be photoshopped to me. It appears that it's an S5 with some sort of bumper or case on it and the display is photoshopped to look larger. Something just does not seem right here. I am very skeptical now after I looked at the first and especially second pic. IDK.

89. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I agree. And look at the dimples on the back. They're all over the place. They don't come down in clean lines, like they were punched by hand...

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