Video shows pre-production model of either the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime or the Galaxy S5 Active
posted by Alan F. / May 17, 2014, 11:02 PM
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!
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.
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh
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lol its just a aluminium cover -.- i have the same for my note 2 lol
posted on May 17, 2014, 11:15 PM 14
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Agreed, you can get them quite cheap on ebay I wonder if the sides are aluminium, or still plastic
posted on May 17, 2014, 11:22 PM 2
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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
posted on May 18, 2014, 12:54 AM 0
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Like his lol wth :D http://www.casesinthebox.com/c
posted on May 18, 2014, 1:34 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 18, 2014, 2:04 AM 8
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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.
posted on May 17, 2014, 11:15 PM 0
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Just go to Amazon and buy the back for the S5. You Sammy (S)heep are way to easy LOL! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/
posted on May 17, 2014, 11:26 PM 1
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Now we're talkin Sammy!
posted on May 17, 2014, 11:21 PM 1
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At least it's still better than the S5's original design.
posted on May 18, 2014, 2:14 AM 1
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