A new report coming from Korean media claims that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime release date has been set for June. The report arrives soon after the rumors of a premium Galaxy S5 variant intensified, which might be a sign that the South Korean company will indeed launch the highly-anticipated device.
The report saying that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime release date might have been scheduled for June comes from Asia Today, the Korean publication quoting an anonymous source. Even though it’s hard to check the veracity of the report, it’s quite obvious that it checks with previous rumors, so it might be some truth behind it.
The first rumors about the existence of a premium Samsung Galaxy S5 variant emerged way before the launch of the current S5 in late February. While sources in the Korean media said that a so-called Galaxy S5 Prime would be launched in the summer, others whispered that T-Mobile would start selling a different Galaxy S5 variant in June.
On the other hand, Samsung’s CEO denied the existence of a premium Galaxy S5 variant. Voices say that Shin had this approach either to protect the sales of the current Galaxy S5, or because the Galaxy S5 Prime wouldn’t be a direct successor of the S5. It was rumored that the Samsung’s yet-unannounced premium handset would be give birth two a whole new line-up of devices called Galaxy F.
If the rumors are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime would sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) screen, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3 GB of RAM.
Besides talking Galaxy S5 Prime, Asia Today also revealed, again citing anonymous sources, that Samsung will focus on European and North American markets with the new premium handset.
Anyway, Samsung would definitely benefit from launching a premium handset in the months to come. Even though the customers who already purchased the Galaxy S5 would be irritated, Samsung would have a stronger and fresher competitor against the likes of LG G3 or iPhone 6.