South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has been long rumored to plan the release of a higher-end version of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, and new reports on the matter suggest that it might make the new phone official in June.A recent Asia Today article claims that Samsung is very likely to announce the new device in June, and that it might indeed unveil it as Project KQ, just as previous reports on the matter have suggested.
The smartphone, supposedly set to arrive on the market under the name of Galaxy S5 Prime, should sport a 2K touchscreen display (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution, along with the hardware specifications that the original Galaxy S5 was released with.
Originally, the phone was rumored to hit shelves with said screen complemented by a 2.5GHz processor and 3GB of RAM, as well as with an aluminum body.
Instead, the Galaxy S5 that Samsung started selling earlier this month sports a 5.1-inch full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, and a plastic body.
The upcoming premium version of the smartphone might also replace the 16-megapixel camera on the back of the phone with a better, 20-megapixel one.
The one thing that appears to be certain at the moment, however, is the fact that Samsung is indeed working on a Galaxy S5 Prime.
What remains to be seen is how far the development of the device has gone, and whether Samsung will manage to release the handset soon after making it official in June.
Some of the most recent leaks on the matter have also suggested that Samsung might be planning on announcing multiple versions of the handset, and that one of them will include an Exynos 5430 SoC.
The processor, codenamed Helsinki, has been already spotted in kernel source code published on Samsung’s open source website, as sammytoday reports.
It will arrive on the market as an eight-core chipset, featuring a 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and a 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex- A15 processor, with HMP (Heterogeneous Multi Processing) and a 600MHz MALI T6XX graphics chip.
Regardless of whether it will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 5430 chip, Galaxy S5 Prime will still be able to provide users with great performance capabilities, as well as with the entire range of connectivity features that they are looking for.
However, no official confirmation on the device has been provided as of now, and it remains to be seen whether the new report on its near availability will indeed pan out. Stay tuned for more on the matter.