Samsung CEO denies a ‘premium’ Galaxy S5 is on the way

March 14, 2014
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If you thought a premium version of the Galaxy S5 was on its way, think again. Samsung CEO JK Shin says there will be no such version, a rumor that first had legs as an “F” series from Samsung. Shin flat out denies such a premium model exists, telling Korean media it’s just plain “wrong”.

The device was said to have a pretty amazing QHD screen, and a metal unibody much like the HTC One. Though it would have been a welcome departure from the normal Samsung offerings, it’s not a surprise if it doesn’t exist. It also wouldn’t be a shock if it ended up coming out later on.

Samsung is trying to sell you a Galaxy S5. The device is yet to launch, and they’ve already tempered expectations on sales figures compared to previous models. Why would Shin essentially shoot Samsung in the foot by admitting a better model of their flagship was in the works? We’re not saying he’s lying, but if he was — it wouldn’t surprise us.

Do we want a premium Samsung device? Sure. Are we expecting it? Nope. Aside from what would be long-term effects on their flagship brand’s identity, it’s just not the Samsung way. They’re going with fake leather-and-stitching, not a metal unibody. They do removable batteries, not fully enclosed devices. A heftier Galaxy might be the unicrn device we’ll never get, but rest assured — Samsung will give us enough handsets to make us forget we ever knew about it in the first place.

Via: GforGames


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    Hey! This would be a great thing if Samsung came out with a “premium”
    model. They have done something like it before with the Samsung Galaxy S3
    active. It was a waterproof and more rugged model of the S3. Honestly I think
    it will not mess with their sales because Samsung has made some amazing phones
    and tablets in the past. I currently have the GS3 and love it and am thinking
    about getting an S5 when it comes out. If they do decide to go with a “premium”
    version of the S5 then I hope they make it available to all cell providers,
    unlike what they did the S3 active. I can’t wait for this phone to come out!