Traditionally, after the launch of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S flagship, the next big thing everyone looks forward to is the next Galaxy Note. However, this time, all eyes are on the Galaxy S5 Prime, expected to be a no holds barred premium version of the Galaxy S5 (which is already a premium handset based on its hardware and specs), and a phone that has been in plenty of rumors over the last few weeks. Today, a new report has surfaced with more news on the Galaxy S5 Prime – according to Naver, the phone could go on sale as early as mid-June, at least in Samsung’s home country, which backs up previous rumors of a June launch.
According to the report, the phone could be released almost simultaneously on all major South Korean carriers. However, that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the phone will similarly arrive in other markets at the same time – earlier reports have suggested the S5 Prime could be produced in limited quantities, so it could be a while before it makes its way outside South Korea, even though the phone was already listed on a Hong Kong website recently.
The Galaxy S5 Prime is expected to sport a 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, an Exynos 5430/Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera with Samsung’s ISOCELL technology, LTE-A connectivity, and Android 4.4.3 KitKat. It could also feature a metallic/more premium construction than on the standard Galaxy S5, though for now that is speculation rather than a certainty.