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Galaxy S5 and premium ‘Galaxy S5 Prime’ coming Monday?

Published Feb 21st, 2014 10:44AM EST
Galaxy S5 Prime Specs

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.

A listing for a new Spigen case on Amazon shows a protective case designed to fit not one but two smartphones, the Galaxy S5 and the “Galaxy S5 Prime.” What is the Galaxy S5 Prime, you ask? No one knows, but SamMobile speculates that it could indeed be the premium metal Galaxy S5 we’ve all been waiting for.

Beyond the case, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is expected to feature a quad HD Super AMOLED display that measures 5.25 inches diagonally, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor or an 8-core Exynos chipset, a new 16-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery, support for 4G LTE data speeds of up to 150Mbps, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S5 next week during a press conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show.

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