As if the flagship devices and their Neo, Mini versions weren’t enough, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to show its Prime version. Earlier it was thought that Samsung isn’t doing anything and that was even said by one of the Samsung spokesperson, but now the confirmations come in as the Samsung employee who worked for the Kids Mode in the Galaxy S5, said that the company is in the process of building the Prime version of the 2014 flagship smartphone.
First things first, the Galaxy S5 Prime is said to be coming with the QHD resolution, i.e. 2560×1440 pixels. That’s the best news for now, as this could be the second OEM using a 1440p display for a smartphone, because LG took away the credit for being the first, announcing the Galaxy LG Isai FL in Japan with the similar resolution display. But with this smartphone from Samsung, there is a lot to expect – not just externally, but internally too.
While the Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch display, the S5 Prime (codenamed G906) is expected to come with the 5.2-inch display, which for the QHD display would make the pixel density quite high (at 565 PPI) – and the display for sure to become very much vibrant. The processor expected to be included in the S5 Prime is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset (the one recently announced by Qualcomm), and the Adreno 420 GPU with 3GB RAM support for multitasking. There are upgrades expected in the design department too, with an aluminum body expected for the upcoming smartphone, and the dimpled back might be gone (for good?).
Camera wise, the Galaxy S5 Prime won’t come with any difference because we don’t really expect more improvements in an already excellent camera which does excellent captures – both photo and video captures, with the capability to record 4K videos and we hope Samsung doesn’t ignore the phone heat up issue, which didn’t allow us to take 4k video for more than 3 minutes. The inclusion of the Finger scanner, Heart rate sensor, S health and dedicated apps for enhancing the user experience of the users is anyway expected.
The phone will run the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS with the latest TouchWiz UI from Samsung, which the company used in the Galaxy S5, and it would add the compatibility for the Gear Fit and Gear 2 wearable devices. There wouldn’t be anything outdated, but the expected changes here are as follows:
– A metal body, unlike the plastic back in the S5
– A Snapdragon 805 chipset, compared to Snapdragon 801 in S5
– QHD 1440p display, compared to 1080p in S5
– 5.2-inch screen unlike 5.1-inch in S5
Let’s wait and see whether Samsung is actually coming up with a super powerhouse, or is it again some type of marketing hype which in the end, doesn’t deliver what you expect. We feel Samsung might be officially announcing this by the end of May or the beginning of June 2014, at the time when LG G3 would be announced.