Now that LG‘s premium QHD G3 smartphone is out, it could only be a matter of time before Samsung follows suit and unveils its own. In the meantime, a pair of photos of what is supposedly the Galaxy F, another name being given to the so-called “Galaxy S5 Prime”, are making rounds in the Internet for everyone to munch on while waiting.
It might not be evident from these photos, but according to the source, the Galaxy F will be visibly and tactilely different from the existing Galaxy S5. For one, the body design is said to be asymmetrical for some unknown reason, with the top being more curved than the bottom. The smartphone also has thinner bezels around the screen And perhaps the most awaited revelation is that Samsung will finally be ditching the plastic and opting for a more premium metal casing, at least for this particular device. That is perhaps most noticeable with the brushed metal rear shown in these photos.
The Galaxy F is, of course, rumored to sport a 5.3-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1440. In all other aspects, it will be quite similar to the Galaxy S5 itself. The CPU in this leaked device is noted to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 though an 805 is said to be used come production time. Despite that premium nomenclature, the Galaxy F will also be boasting of an IP67 rating, same as the Galaxy S5.
Of course, leaked photos are no assurance of an actual device, much less one that is coming soon. Samsung might very well have such a smartphone in the works as an answer to its rival, but for now it might be a bit busy in preparing the probable unveiling of the AMOLED-toting Galaxy Tab S later this week.