Apr 22nd, 2014


Part of the reason the Samsung Galaxy S5 was met with mixed reactions is because it wasn’t totally the device everyone expected. Namely, Samsung’s decision to stay with a 1080p display over the then-rumored 2,560 x 1,440 resolution — as well as going with just 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB — didn’t sit well with many people.

Samsung could be looking to rectify that shortcoming, though, with a new device rumored to be on the way. SamMobile has caught wind of a user agent profile detailing a phone codenamed the Samsung “KQ,” which they’ve already begun to affectionately bill as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.

Aside from the aforementioned 5.2-inch QHD display, the KQ is expected to come with Samsung’s Exynos 5430 chipset and Intel-crafted LTE modules (as opposed to the typical Qualcomm setup seen inside most phones, or their own-built LTE chips that are used in the Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy S5).

The chipset, if you don’t know, consists a set of Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 2.1GHz, with a subset of Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.5GHz for low-powered tasks and background processing.

No other details were to be had at this point, though we can assume everything else about this “premium” experience will at least be up to code with the current Galaxy S5. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for even more whenever this upgraded experience arrives (something not expected to happen until the half-way point of this year gets here).