The Samsung Galaxy F is a premium, metal-built Galaxy S5 smartphone

New pictures have surfaced showing the long rumoured metal chassis built Samsung Galaxy S5 variant. The premium version of the current flagship is said to come with various tweaks, changes and refinements. It is currently referred to as the Samsung Galaxy F, though this could change by launch time.

A loyal reader of the Phone Arena website smuggled some grainy images of the upcoming premium handset to the mobile phone obsessed publication. While the authenticity of the photos remains in question Phone Arena says that prior to the unveiling of the regular Samsung Galaxy S5, the one we all know now, some of the features of the Galaxy F were thought to be coming to the S5. Now it looks like the specs were mixed up before that smartphone became official.

New images supposedly showing the Samsung Galaxy F

New images supposedly showing the Samsung Galaxy F

The supposed specs of the Samsung Galaxy F are as follows:

  • A 5.3-inch 1440 x 2560 pixel QHD screen with very slim side bezels
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • A 16MP rear camera with OIS
  • Metal constructed chassis
  • Water/dust ingress – IP67 certified

In further details from the Phone Arena source the pictured example is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 which is just a placeholder for the final production run which will utilise the 805.

Another interesting aspect of the metal chassis imbued Galaxy F is that it is thought to have an asymmetrical design; the top of the handset is said to be “more curved”. The pictures don’t seem to show this feature. Perhaps the top of the phone around the camera sensor area is a little fatter than the base, the light reflections seem to show this. That’s not as interesting as the kind of curvature on offer in the Galaxy Round or LG G Flex or even as appealing as some Sony Xperia back curves. At least it looks better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 BandAid (or Elastoplast) perforated design.

See below for a much clearer leaked image of the “supposed” Samsung Galaxy F courtesy of @evleaks last week.

Nice clear Samsung Galaxy F promo shot

Nice clear Samsung Galaxy F promo shot

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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