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Premium Galaxy S5 with 2K display reportedly launching soon

Published Apr 28th, 2014 10:15AM EDT
Galaxy S5 Prime Release Date
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Samsung will reportedly launch the premium version of the Galaxy S5 at some point in June, according to “industry sources” that spoke to South Korean publication Asia Today. The Galaxy S5 “Prime” model has been detailed in many reports preceding the Galaxy S5 launch and was spotted online after the regular model hit stores, even though Samsung officially denied working on such a device.

The Prime model is expected to have a 2560 x 1440 (also known as 2K or Quad HD) display, and a faster, more energy-efficient Samsung Exynos chip, at least according to recent reports.

It’s not clear in what markets this Prime Galaxy S5 version will be launched in, or how much it’ll cost, especially when compared to the regular Galaxy S5 that’s already selling very well in many countries.

It’s also not clear whether the device would still be included in the Galaxy S family of handsets, as a Galaxy S5 variation, or whether it’ll be part of a new flagship device line of Samsung handsets. Internally, the product is reportedly known as Project KQ.

In previous years, Samsung used Galaxy S branding for mid-range devices that launched shortly after flagship devices in a certain year, adding secondary names including “Mini,” “Zoom” or “Active” to differentiate those models from the company’s main handset.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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