First images of the totally unannounced, metal bodied Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime leak

Callum Tennent
May 19, 2014

As far as the general public is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime does not exist. Samsung has never once spoken of it, nor has there ever been any proof of its conception. Yet still the rumour mill has continued to turn, always chattering away about a potential ‘high-end’ version of a smartphone which already costs close to £600.

If the Prime is Samsung reacting to the negative reception to the original Galaxy S5’s cheap build quality, then we should probably commend it on being so swift and decisive. On the other hand, if the Prime was already conceptualised prior to the release of the plastic-bodied original, then surely serious questions will need to be asked of Samsung, and how cynical it is to release two flagship handsets at such high prices just months apart.

Samsung - Galaxy S5 Prime back

Samsung - Galaxy S5 Prime front

Whatever the case, we finally have two clear shots of the handset, both from the front and the rear. The supposed aluminium body is depicted (looking very similar to the plastic back of the Galaxy S5), as is the screen – rumoured to be an incredible QHD,  2,560 x 1,440-pixel display. If rumours are to be believed about the internal changes to the handset, then we could also be looking at 3GB of RAM (versus 2GB in the Galaxy S5) and a Snapdragon 805 processor (versus a Snapdragon 801).

We criticised Samsung in our review of the Galaxy S5 for what seemed like a lack of effort. Whilst they created an undoubtedly excellent handset, it feels like they could have put in that little bit extra to really set it apart from the rest of the pack. In fairness to Samsung, this Prime, should it be real, could rectify just about all of our criticism. We wait with baited breath.


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Callum Tennent

International playboy/tech journalist.

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