Samsung might be going all out with this Prime version of the Galaxy S5, now leaked to have an aluminum shell instead of the usual plastic. However, as rumors go, there is some disagreement as to what the Galaxy S5 Prime will be like from the inside, whether it will be slightly beefier than the current flagship or not.
It seems only reasonable that Samsung would soon be outing a smartphone boasting of a 2K display. The Galaxy S5 itself was, after all, rumored to come with one, though the reality was disappointing. But perhaps more importantly, LG is expected to soon unveil the G3, it’s next flagship that will bear not only a WQHD screen but also a brushed metal look. Naturally, Samsung has to have one too, and it seems that the Galaxy S5 Prime will be all these high-end features will converge, at least based on the latest leaks.
But whereas LG will be going for brushed metal, which was first seen in the G Flex, Samsung is said to be going for aluminum, a marked divergence from its usual path. Samsung has obstinately stuck with plastic, preferring to play tricks, like faux leather and perforated covers, while keeping the material the same. Now, however, it may have seen the light, if only briefly. The Galaxy S5 Prime might even come in a golden hue, as shown in the video below.
The Galaxy S5 Prime is also rumored to sport some specs even higher than that of the Galaxy S5. Meaning there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 running beneath, with 3 GB of RAM instead of only 2. This, however, is where reality might once again disappoint. The leaked device showcased in the video below only talks of a Snapdragon 801, the very same found on the current flagship. Benchmarking apps reveal the model to be the G906A, which rumors and leaks have already tied with the Galaxy S5 Prime.
It would almost be too good to be true if the Galaxy S5 Prime did come with this hardware, but the problem will be market perception and reception. A Galaxy S5 variant with a 2K display is already enough reason for new Galaxy S5 owners to be jealous, but one with a spec boost will definitely be a bigger issue. Depending on the price tag and how Samsung plays it, a truly premium Galaxy S5 Prime might earn the manufacturer some very disappointed, if not irked, customers.