Samsung could have a premium S5 variant in the works

Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 a few days ago at the Mobile World Congress 2014 but failed to meet the expectations of enthusiasts and the press with the device, as it continued to push the same design language with plastic externals with hardware specifications which were seen as evolutionary.

Now, a new report from ETNews, a Korean website, suggests that Samsung may in fact be working on a premium variant of the Galaxy S5 with all the rumoured specifications from before such as the eight-core Exynos processor, an AMOLED display with a 2K resolution and possibly a premium metal body.

Samsung releases two devices of the flagship variety in a year with the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, however, the company is assessing the possibility of releasing an intermediate device which can bridge the gap between these two devices and offer higher quality for a longer period of time.

The report mentions that “Project F” was formed by Samsung Electronics last year, to develop a premium smartphone while keeping the current strategies with the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series intact. This project is led by the same people who were instrumental in bringing the S and Note series to the world.

It is understood from information revealed by industry sources that metal cases cannot be made available for large volumes of devices such as the Galaxy S and Note due to which, Samsung may release the premium variant of the S5 in limited numbers if it does consider putting a metal body at all.

Source: ETNews | Image via Samsung

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