Samsung finally took the wraps off of its hotly anticipated Galaxy S5 LTE-A — previously known as the Galaxy S5 Prime — earlier this week. Highlighted by a jaw-dropping a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with quad HD resolution, a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A represents a significant improvement over the somewhat lackluster Galaxy S5, but consumers outside South Korea may never get to enjoy the beastly handset. For the time being, Samsung has no plans to launch the Galaxy S5 LTE-A globally. More →
So far a lot of the speculation about the upcoming Galaxy S5 Prime has been about its reportedly sturdier metal build but now ZDNet Korea reports that the S5 Prime might be better than the Galaxy S5 in yet another way: Its wireless connectivity. ZDNet Korea’s sources in the telecom industry say that the Galaxy S5 Prime will be able to support download speeds of up to 225Mbps thanks to its inclusion of Qualcomm’s MDM 9635 chip that released last November and that it is capable of sending and receiving data through three different spectrum bands. More →
We’ve just gotten our best indication yet that the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Prime is imminent. @evleaks, one of the most reliable gadget leakers around who typically gets intel on devices that are fairly close to being released, wrote on Thursday that the Galaxy S5 Prime will soon launch in Korea and will come in five different color options: “Black, white, gold, blue, and sweet pink.” The Galaxy S5 Prime is supposedly going to be an even higher-end version of its popular Galaxy S5 smartphone that will use a metal case instead of Samsung’s trademark plastic shell. Samsung typically releases several different variations of its flagship devices — it released at least 12 different versions of the Galaxy S4, for instance — but this will be the first time it’s ever released a device that’s supposed to be a fancier version of its flagship brand.
It’s not often that electronics companies get a second chance at making a first impression, but that might be what Samsung is looking to do with the Galaxy S5 Prime later this summer. As expected, the Galaxy S5 launched to positive reviews and impressive sales numbers, but unlike previous years, no one seemed to be going out of their way to shout the praises of Samsung’s latest flagship. From a few questionable design choices to the relatively tame specifications, the S5 just couldn’t wow Android users as Galaxy phones had in years past. Samsung could change all of that with an upgraded device, which is why the S5 Prime is such an intriguing proposition. More →
Although we don’t know exactly when Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Prime will release, we at least have a sweet new concept video that will whet our appetite for the rumored metal version of Samsung’s flagship phone. The new concept, designed by My Gadgetic, imagines a new device that delivers the best of both worlds: Samsung’s beautiful displays matched with the HTC One (M8)’s incredible build quality. In fact, stylistically the concept borrows so much from HTC’s latest flagship phone that we get the feeling HTC would rush to phone up its lawyers if Samsung ever released anything like it. More →
As speculation surrounding the specifications of upcoming smartphones heats up, Samsung is trying to find ways to keep up the pace with its patented multiple releases throughout the year. Although there hasn’t been any word from Samsung quite yet, it seems to be only a matter of time until the smartphone maker announces the upgraded Galaxy S5 Prime. The latest indication of the higher-specced device comes from Olleh TV, a South Korean TV service which lists the Galaxy S5 Prime as one of the devices compatible with its mobile app. More →
Samsung and LG are apparently getting ready for a smartphone display war this summer, with both companies expected to launch handsets with 2K displays in the coming months, including the Galaxy S5 and the G3, respectively. The Korea Herald has learned from a source at Samsung that the original Galaxy S5 was supposed to pack a higher-definition display, but the feature was ultimately scraped because of its cost. More →
Android fans, it might finally happen on Monday… Samsung might actually unveil a Galaxy S5 that doesn’t just look and perform like a flagship phone, but also feels like a flagship phone. Long-running rumors suggested that Samsung was working on a premium smartphone that would debut this year with a metal housing in place of the flimsy-feeling plastic or pleather found on current high-end Samsung devices. Chatter has died down over the past month or so, but now it looks like the illusive handset might actually be unveiled on Monday. More →