Video shows pre-production model of either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime or the Galaxy S5 Active

Video shows pre-production model of either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime or the Galaxy S5 Active
A video posted to YouTube on Saturday shows a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in action. The screen is said to be sharper and clearer than the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen on the Samsung Galaxy S5, hinting at a 1440 x 2560 QHD display. According to the source of the video, this could be a pre-production version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime or Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. However, the latter is supposed to come to market with the same 1080p screen found on the Galaxy S5. 

A thick seal around the side of the phone, which makes it thicker than the regular version, could be a hint that the phone on the video is the Galaxy S5 Active. While the regular version of the phone has IP67 certification, the Galaxy S5 Active is rumored to have IP68 certification which means that it can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for as long as 60 minutes. Perhaps a tighter seal is required to hit that level of  water proofing. The back cover is aluminum, and the phone came "out of the wrapper" with the Google Now launcher.

Check out this mystery by clicking on the video below.

Thanks for the tip!

source: TKTech

UPDATE: A follow-up video from the same source revealed far too many inconsistencies. While the model number on the phone did show the SM-G906 belonging to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, the screen's resolution is only 1080 x 1920. In addition, the 480ppi reading would indicate a sub 5 inch screen. And the chip inside is the Snapdragon 800.

Conclusion? This is not the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, nor is it the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

source: TKTech

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1. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

lol its just a aluminium cover -.- i have the same for my note 2 lol

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, you can get them quite cheap on ebay I wonder if the sides are aluminium, or still plastic

11. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Well according to the video the sides are supposed to be aluminium as well.

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

How about we all stop speculating both and call it Galaxy S10 Practive???

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

What if it's the aluminum cover that is in pre-production? lol The shipping package doesn't look like it's used for a phone, but for a case or back cover. I've bought a lot of cases and covers. xD

20. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

21. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Indeed. I can't believe phonearena fell into this stupid deceiving video, a little bit of logic and you ll immediately notice that it is nothing but a $6.99 aluminum battery door for the S5. I tried one of those when I had the Note 3, looked great, felt great, and not easy to scratch, does affect the network signal a littleee bit, but my only issue with it was the GPS. It locks it down and I am so reliant on Sygic and google maps, so it was a no for me on my S5.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks like brushed aluminium Nothing spectacular like Sapphire glass or Titanium like oppo7

29. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

What if the "Prime" is actually a S5 with this cover? Like Moto did with the G Forte?

2. LDav124

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2014

Hopefully this is close to the final design of the Galaxy S5 "Prime". I might give in and get this instead of waiting for the Note 4.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Just go to Amazon and buy the back for the S5. You Sammy (S)heep are way to easy LOL!

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I'm actually convinced.. Too bad this isn't the Prime

10. LDav124

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2014

I am a current iPhone user looking to jump ship to the S5 or Note 4 or one of their variants.

25. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Go for Note 4 IT WILL BE A BEAST. Especially with that 3 sided YOUM flexible display

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If you've been waiting for worse cell reception and more radiation in your head, one of these aluminum covers should do the trick.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am waiting for the Note 4. Might even see a SD810 in it (fingers crossed).

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Now we're talkin Sammy!

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


40. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

That's not the real deal. This guy is a fraud!

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

You can't be serious. I'm surprised this article was written. It's an S5 with an aftermarket back cover. Amateur hour, Phone Arena!!!

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I doubt that you would be able to notice any increase in sharpness from a 5.1" 1080p screen to a 5.1" 1440p screen...

13. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is such a desperate trick -_-'

14. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Hideos and it's 1080p and Snapdragon 800 so active not prime.

15. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Aftermarket back cover? this is silly.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

If it was a new variant, he could have gone into settings and about ! Ehh ?

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

haha that is the same s5 but the cover of the back is maybe aluminum and thick,.. lg G3 will knock this out!

19. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Get ready for "Prime Ugliness".

22. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

At least it's still better than the S5's original design.

37. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Watching on the video its actually have the same design with the original s5 but with different material used on the body...

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