Samsung 'Prime' S5 images leaked online, featuring improved specs and KitKat [Update]

Images have surfaced online showing off the alleged Samsung 'Prime' Galaxy S5. The premium version of the flagship model is expected to hit our stores by next month, and the leak suggests there will be numerous internal upgrades as well as a slightly different exterior. Samsung have not officially announced the smartphone, so take the leak with a pinch of salt until we hear further updates. 

In terms of hardware, the original source states the following should be expected; an upgraded Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM, and a higher end graphics unit. The resolution is rumored to increase from 1080x1920 to 1440x2560, as well as featuring a larger 5.2" display. The smartphone is also predicted to include the latest Android KitKat (4.4.3) operating system.

In terms of exterior, the speaker appears to have moved to the bottom of the smartphone. The Prime may have an aluminum body - a positive when all other models have been made of a plastic. Overall the handset looks attractive (as we would expect from a top-end product), and it could easily compete with other flagship mobiles from the company's competitors.

The unexpected leak may leave recent S5 purchasers disappointed as they are left with a technically outdated handset. Many users may have wished to splash out on the premium device, which could leave Samsung with some negative comments. But for now the design looks good, and if Samsung confirm this mobile, it could be a tempting purchase over rival LG and their G3 flagship phone that is also set for an imminent release.

Update: Further news has revealed the device boasts an impressive Qualcomm MDM9635 multimode modem,​ that is capable of 255Mbs download speeds for near instant downloads. The impressive stats were achieved through an extra layer of LTE, to gain much higher speeds than the current 4G hardware we see today.​

Source: Phone Arena via engadget | Images via Phone Arena

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I got the S5 and I am very happy with it. The only thing that got me slightly annoyed with this announcement is the increase in RAM. But in fairness I don't seem to have any sort of RAM issues.

However, wouldn't this version be even more expensive than the current S5? I never buy phones through contract, so I am happy with the investment on my S5.

At what point will they get with the S line when they consider them no longer phones but tablets. The screen increases are getting silly now. The S3/S4 seam about perfect for a touch phone.

My LG G2 is about perfect... but that's because the bezel is super-thin, and the screen takes up much more of the face of the phone, so the phone is about the same size as S4 but with a bigger screen.

Sometimes I think 5.2" isn't big enough when I'm watching movies... But then, it fits into all my pockets fine now, a bigger phone probably wouldn't!

what the actual heck?

It's the best phone ever.

At least, it was until the latest crop of phones came out - S5, One M8 etc. Now it is more debatable.

I have an LG G2. It has a 5.2" 1080x1920 display. The resolution and pixel density is over 400, it's ridiculously over the top. Incredibly sharp, I'd need a microscope to see the pixels.

I assure you, there is no point in going to a higher resolution for this size display.

If it's a 6-inch screen, maybe... but even then.

Pixels stop being visible around 240ppi. Above 360 ppi things are super-sharp. My screen is 424ppi. My size screen at QHD would be what, over 500? That's just silly :p

They need to get something similar to touch id where you can just place your finger and it unlocks. That swipe crap has been played out for years. People want to unlock their phone easily with one hand. There is nothing special about this one that should have people wishing they bought this one instead just stick with the standard edition.

1440p because that will make a huge difference....not. how about work on stuff that actually matters on the display:

-decrease the pixel latency so we don't get any of that ugly notion blur.
-increase the native refresh rate. At least go to 240hz. the GS5 is horrible at both the above.
-increase visibility in sunlight. why can't it look always great.
-increase color accuracy
-work with 4 color displays to increase the color space.

I'd rather they stay with 1920x1080 and use RGB subpixels instead of using PenTile and lying to their customers about the screen resolution.

mrp04 said,
I'd rather they stay with 1920x1080 and use RGB subpixels instead of using PenTile and lying to their customers about the screen resolution.

wat, are they still using ###### PenTile matrix screens? and here I was, thinking that Samsung moved away from those crap screens a long time ago.

gonchuki said,

wat, are they still using ###### PenTile matrix screens? and here I was, thinking that Samsung moved away from those crap screens a long time ago.

They went back to PenTile after the Note 2 and haven't done RGB since

gonchuki said,

wat, are they still using ###### PenTile matrix screens? and here I was, thinking that Samsung moved away from those crap screens a long time ago.

because you know, getting to 4K is a top priority for these guys and pentile is cheaper. I honestly don't know when this will stop. I thought it was 1080p but the are racing to 4K now, and then probably 8K. freaking retards.

surely it shouldn't be that dissapointing for the standard s5 purchasers, afterall even if this phone isn't real, there are still higher spec phones (oppofind7) than the standard s5

*they know they aren't getting the highest spec phone when they buy the standard s5 so it shouldnt be a biggie that their is then a better s5 coming along

Guyro said,
surely it shouldn't be that dissapointing for the standard s5 purchasers, afterall even if this phone isn't real, there are still higher spec phones (oppofind7) than the standard s5

*they know they aren't getting the highest spec phone when they buy the standard s5 so it shouldnt be a biggie that their is then a better s5 coming along

Speak for yourself. I find it ######## that Samsung is going to release a phone after I've just got my S5. It's meant to be their flag ship, so that's exactly what it should be.

I don't buy phones outright, I get them via my carrier, so to find out that the flagship isn't actually a flag ship is extremely frustrating.

Nashy said,

Speak for yourself. I find it ######## that Samsung is going to release a phone after I've just got my S5. It's meant to be their flag ship, so that's exactly what it should be.

I don't buy phones outright, I get them via my carrier, so to find out that the flagship isn't actually a flag ship is extremely frustrating.

Dont worry, the S5 Prime customers will feel exactly like you in 3 months when Samsung release the S5 Prime Ultra, followed by the S5 Prime Ultra Mega edition a week later.