Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906S) appears in India

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It’s long been rumored that Samsung is planning release a higher-end Galaxy device later this year dubbed the “ Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.” This model will, according to rumors, feature a more premium aluminum body, 2K display, and 3GB of RAM — likely in an attempt at 1-uping one of the year’s biggest smartphone releases: the Apple iPhone 6.

Seems no matter how much Samsung denies the Prime’s existence, the phone continues making small appearances online. This time, an alleged SM-G906S/K has popped up in a shipping manifest in India, believed to the be a regional variant of the Samsung SM-G906S (Galaxy S5 Prime). Four of these devices shipped out of South Korea for “R&D purposes,” but other than that, not much else is revealed.

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Taking a look at the SM-G906S that recently made an appearance in a GFXBench, this alleged Galaxy S5 Prime — which could carry an entirely different product name  — could feature the following specs:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime specs

  • 5.2-inch 2560×1440 display
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor with Adreno 420 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • 16 MP rear/ 2MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat

For some, these specs are exactly what they expected the Galaxy S5 to launch with and could be the reason why Samsung is being so tight lipped on the project. Releasing a more premium version of your flagship device during the same year likely wouldn’t sit well with customers, especially after they purchased the “regular” Galaxy S5.

[RBMen | via BGR, PhoneArena]

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  • victor montez

    Why don’t they just do away with the regular GS5 and make this the standard?

    • Fel Pe

      The 805 is not even available yet… Plus why would they do that when all other OEMs are so far behind?

      • victor montez

        Yeah I know the 805 isn’t available but I think the build quality for the GS5 isn’t as good compared to other flagships like the M8 and Z2. They should have higher standards. I don’t see the point in paying hundreds more ( and you know Sammy is gonna charge hundreds more) for a slightly better processor and better build quality.

  • WhoaManWtF

    The only way I would bother updating my G2 is for an 805 or up so this is a step in the right direction… too bad it is a samsung ;/

  • Jay

    I would be you know what if I had already purchased the plastic S5

  • Fel Pe

    Who can stop Samsung uh? Can u imagine the Note 4? Oh boy!

    • Alex Tacescu

      How about a 4k screen with 3.0ghz processor… That would be an amazing product

      • Fel Pe

        Plus bended screen, IPS68 and 4GB RAM (Google gotta hurry up here to make android 64bit)!

      • HeatFan786

        Settle down, 4k screens aren’t even commercially reproduced for a cheap rate yet. The 4k displays on TVs are still pricey as hell. Wait for the “plasma popularity” to die down.

  • BronzeLincolns

    if this is true, S5 owners just got trolled HARD.

    • Fel Pe

      Time to face the truth: soon “6 months” will be the new standard window time between smartphone releases.

      • BronzeLincolns

        that would be fine, but this thing could be released in june.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    If this is true and they lied the whole time, ill never purchase another samsung device again.

    • HeatFan786

      The rumors were a Galaxy S5 and S5 lite model. So the onus is on the consumer when they purchase products. It’s not lying because they didn’t say “we are only making one phone a yr and it will be our only flagship.” We all know the Note 4 will be the best Samsung product in 2014 anyways.

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life
        • HeatFan786

          I am still partially right because there is not one flagship per yr, there are multiple.

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Yeah I get that. I know they release all sorts of s5 variants but this one was specifically denied over and over again. Just bad business

          • HeatFan786

            Not really. Many people practice rumor denying in various businesses. I believe the iPad Mini was denied in 2012. Coaches and players deny about rumors. It’s a good business move to build two S5 variants, but this current one is overpriced. If it’s $450 and the main one is $650, that’s better.

    • dizel123

      Every corporation lies. If you were stupid enough to believe them(especially when rumor after rumor after rumor pointed to them lying) then that’s on you

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        that is one heck of an outlook. I guess if we are lied too its on us. I get there were rumors and sooooooo many rumors never pan out.

        • dizel123

          Not what I said, but thanks for furthering my point that you are stupid. I said if you were stupid enough to believe them its on you. And it is. If you know someone is a liar and you blindly believe whatever they say then you’re foolish.

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Except you are the idiot, basically what your are saying is believe the rumor. If I believed every rumor I saw I would be as dumb as you.

          • dizel123

            You really struggle with English don’t you? Never did I say to believe the rumors. I said you’re stupid if you blindly believe known liars. Please graduate 3rd grade before you reply again.
            Thanks

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Do you even think before you speak? You are completely contradicting yourself. In this case what should you believe? The rumor or the lie?

          • dizel123

            You clearly don’t think before you speak, after you speak, before you hear something or after you hear it, so I’ll try this again. If you know someone is a liar, don’t blindly believe them. Listening to them and listening to rumors aren’t the only two options. If they are saying one thing, and rumors are pointing to something else(I hope you have the mental capacity to understand what I’m about to say) WAIT AND SEE!! You don’t have to buy the phone the first day/week/month its out. You can wait to see if(in this particular example) a more premium phone really does come out. It will likely soon become very clear whether or not Samsung lied and at that point a normal thinking person could make a smart, informed decision.

            Or just be stupid and blame Samsung for your own ignorance.

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Its ok man I get it now. My one and only problem is arguing with a person named dizel. Have a good evening sir.

          • dizel123

            I’m glad you think that’s your only problem. Ignorance is bliss and you seem quite blissful…except for the annoying whining about Samsung lying.

  • satsmine2k4

    So the S5 prime is Samsung’s answer to the iphone 6 and lg g3 while the S5 takes care of htc one and Z2… Hmmm good luck sammy you rock… for me am a Nexus fan…

  • Guest

    Well , my contract is up at the end of June and hope this version comes to fruition..

  • Enrique Murillo

    Hopefully there is some concrete info on this by the time my contract is up at the end of June. I like what I see but if just remains a rumor and nothing else then another phone will have to do.

  • Carpediem06

    If this is true, samsung lied…and that doesn’t sit well with me…i wont buy from them again…money speaks

  • andrew parkinson

    Well they did it with the galaxy s3 in the UK I got the s3 with 1gig and 4 month later Samsung release it with 2 gig of ram… I’m glad I’ve got my nexus 5

    • BronzeLincolns

      what you got was the international version instead of the US version. the INT had a quad-core exynos with 1gig of RAM while the US had a dual core qualcomm with 2gigs of RAM. samsung was forthcoming on both from the beginning.

      most US customers wanted the quad-core version for the processor.

    • Nathan Bryant

      First of all, a gig difference isn’t the same as a premium and basic model

  • http://justme.com 2lushus

    Well I’m waiting. I know those with the S5 won’t like it but not EVERYONE bought the S5. Now I can only hang to this S3 for so long now, so c’mon with the release.

    • Enrique Murillo

      Same here. I hope it’s more than just rumored.

  • elmodern

    as an owner of a S5 that would be a slap in the face

  • crocop24

    LOL @ people who purchased the S5. hahahahah

    Phone is beyond trash. Returned to my Nexus 5 after using it for 2 days.

  • Matthew Swanson

    Having just bought the S5, if they do release this I will be so fucking pissed!

  • RaptorOO7

    Sold, now send me one.