Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime photos leaked, showing metallic body and QHD display

Some live photos of Samsung’s updated flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 Prime, have made its way to the web ahead of its official announcement. At last a metal bodies Samsung Galaxy!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

Courtesy of an anonymous reader, a report by PhoneArena  shows off three photos of this widely rumoured premium version of the Galaxy S5, which is supposedly due in June, sporting a metal body chassis and a 5.2-inch display.

Although resolution of the display is unclear from the leaked images, many reports have led us to believe that this premium device will run a QHD panel with a 2560x1440p resolution, making it a step up from its predecessor and an even more expensive version of the flagship which was only launched a few months back. This new model will take on other upcoming 5.5-inch QHD devices like the LG G3, which is also rumoured to come with a metal chassis and the Oppo Find 7.

Other spec bumps compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 include a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU as opposed to the Snapdragon 801 CPU, the Adreno 420 GPU instead of the Adreno 330GPU and a boost from 2GB of RAM to 3GB.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

Android 4.4.3 is also rumoured to be pre-installed on the device, making it the first to run Google’s newest edition of Android OS. As mentioned before, the body will be made with aluminium as Samsung ditches the chromed plastic frame of the original S5 and the speakers have also been repositioned to the bottom of the phone. However, despite the metal back cover, the S5 Prime doesn’t actually look that dissimilar to the standard S5.

Of course, such a device may not even exist. But it is interesting to see the differences being made to the current model, and we do wonder if Samsung really is crazy enough to replace its flagship just months after launch.

Kai-Li Yang

Kai-Li is a tech enthusiast with an in-depth knowledge of mobile technology, music technology and the entertainment industry. She hails from Taiwan and helps Tech Assimilate to erm... assimilate, all the latest tech news and trends from East Asia. Kai-Li Yang on Google+

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