Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime appears in the Netherlands with 1080 x 1920 screen?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime appears in the Netherlands with 1080 x 1920 screen?
Samsung is so proud of the premium version of its Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship model, that it recently showed off the device in the Netherlands. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime was shown off during an event put together by carrier KPN, with a focus on its LTE-Advanced service. Despite the phone's appearance at the event, the manufacturer did not reveal an official name for the device.

KPN will debut LTE-A on July 1st, and supported hardware should be available shortly thereafter. That includes the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime. While original rumors called for a 5.3 inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, the device on display in the Netherlands has the same 5.1 inch screen seen on the Galaxy S5, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That seems strange. If the idea behind the Galaxy S5 Prime is to challenge the QHD screen on the LG G3, that is not going to happen with a 1080p resolution glass.

The CPU on the device is the quad-core Snapdragon 805, with the Adreno 420 GPU crushing graphics. With a model number of SM-G901F, the phone resembles the Samsung Galaxy S5. In fact, the reports from the Netherlands call the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime indistinguishable from the regular version of the phone, with the same back cover seen on the original model. That doesn't exactly jive with the leaked pictures we've seen of the Samsung Galaxy F, supposedly another name given to the premium version of the Galaxy S5. Those photos show a model with a slightly larger screen and a brushed metal rear cover.

So what is going on here? It could be that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is a different model than the Samsung Galaxy F. Remember, the device that we showed you with the brushed metal back and the QHD screen is the Galaxy F, not the Galaxy S5 Prime. Hopefully, Samsung will reveal everything shortly.

Thanks for the tip Stijn!

source: Tweakers (translated)

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1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Everything is just rumors. That's why all the information is a mess and unclear.

18. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Meanwhile S5 LTE A is being launched in Korea. QHD screen with SD805

2. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

And we KNOW a model exists with 906 number. That's confirmed from FCC certification

3. androidTaker unregistered

Another PLASTIC TOY.... Whats the point of releasing Galaxy s5 and then releasing another same toy to confuse customers.

5. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Oh please stop crying..


Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

The processor is more efficient and powerful, QHD likely won't be all it was cracked up to be this year if the G3s screen is any indication of what's possible. The 805 with 1080p can probably outperform all the QHD phones that will be coming out this year due to the upscaling necessary. There is barely any content for this QHD resolution, it's just a penis measuring contest now. I'd prefer a lagless experience since I'm still using a galaxy nexus from 2011, anything would be an upgrade to me. I'm sick and tired of all this rampant speculation, I've been waiting for a long time for a new phone. Is the wait really worth it? Probably not. Thinking about getting the S5 tomorrow so I can stop reading about these stupid corporations and all their vague "leaks". I seriously loathe all of them right now, wasting my goddamn time with information overload. Rot in hell sammy, lg and htc.

9. oborawatabinost

Posts: 45; Member since: May 18, 2014

+1 qhd is a bigger fad than 3D. My upgrade is coming soon and I really hope the HTC one m9 is distinctly lacking a qhd screen.

22. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

i hope so too but i seriously doubt it. there are too many trolls(mostly pro-samsung) who will whine and complain about the lack of QHD on a phone the will never buy.

4. albakri10

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

all that happening because of LG G3 .. :)

6. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

What so good about g3?? Qhd with low brightness & contrast?? Same plastic body.. Even the camera on the s5 still toping the g3 on blind comparison test.. Wake up..

26. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Preach brother. I don't get wats so good about G3 beside a good body to screen ratio. I actually prefers Samsung and Apple's off screen buttons. These 2 companys make up about 50%+ of the cell phone market so ppl must be liking those physical button.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

the G3 is nth short of a disappointment, just like the S5. it might have been a big hit when it was first announced but when the reviews started coming in, it became VERY apparent that the main selling point of the G3 wasn't even well thought through. the S5 however, was a victim of its own hype.

25. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

you should not worry with samsung. I'm sure they have the best marketing strategy team, team that make s5 best seller:]

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I guess even Samsung knows QHD is a gimmick and a waste of battery/processing power.

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

agree, ignorant consumer dont know that they need magnifier at 5cm for phone to discrete Qhd. and as always manufactur comply at consumer whim.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

1080p + Adreno 420 = All the FPS

17. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

You understand it correct bro.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol @ all the Sammy fanboys bu**hurt! All of a sudden qHD is not a big deal lol! Also this prime crap is just another déjà by phone. I am literally ROTFLMAO!! Same phone with a different processor. SAMMY JUST STOP! You're making yourself look even worst!

23. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

still best seller if you imply with popullarity.

12. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Sweet baby Jesus, whats true and whats not lol...


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

perhaps Samsung realised that releasing the Note 4 and a S5 variant with that screen resolution would cause an overlap of sorts, essentially making 2 of their products compete among themselves my guess is that the Galaxy F (or S5 Prime or whatever it gets called) is just an updated S5 for H2 with the quirks of the S5 ironed out, while the Note 4 will feature the QHD screen and be Samsung's proper answer the G3

14. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

QHD will be for Galaxy F and Note 4. S5 prime will use FHD with better hardware.

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2629; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The same really nice amoled screen but with an increase in speed and performance? Sounds like a win/win to me.

19. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i'm waiting for Galaxy S5 Prime+.

20. iamanimal

Posts: 6; Member since: May 27, 2014

What you are failing to realise is that QHD might not be relevant now but it will be in the future, some people don't change their phones every 6 months or even a year. I am still on the Galaxy S3.

24. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

logicaly QHD would never relevant with image quality improvement in naked eye.

27. iamanimal

Posts: 6; Member since: May 27, 2014

Pretty sure people were saying the same thing about 1080p though, now it's a must have....

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