Samsung is set to launch a Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone so here's what you need to know about its release date, price and specs.
While Samsung may release a Galaxy S5 mini, it's the rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime which is far more interesting. The Galaxy S5 Prime is thought to be a higher spec smartphone compared to the regular Galaxy S5 and improve on the phone's build quality with a brushed metal finish.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime: Release date
Samsung has made no reference to the Galaxy S5 Prime but the device is thought to be coming next month. When in June is unclear but we'll let you know if we hear any further rumours, or even better, something from Samsung itself.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime: Price
We're just speculating on price for now and it looks like you will probably have to have some pretty deep pockets to afford the Galaxy S5 Prime. Based on the rumoured specifications, which are better than the flagship Galaxy S5, the Prime model will cost even more.
The Galaxy S5 is available for around £549 - or a little less if you shop around - so the Galaxy S5 Prime is likely to launch near the £600 mark or even higher.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime: Specs
In our review of the Galaxy S5 we criticised the smartphone for its plastic build quality - and we weren't the only ones to do so. Well the Galaxy S5 Prime could address this problem as it's rumoured to offer an aluminium body.
The leaked photos in this article, from PhoneArena, show a brushed metal frame but a similar looking 'perforated' rear cover which is found on the Galaxy S5.
We already know that the LG G3 is going to push the boundaries and come with a Quad HD screen. Well the Galaxy S5 Prime is also thought to feature the same high resolution (2560 x 1440) on a slightly smaller display - 5.2in compared to 5.5in.
Other possible hardware specs for the Galaxy S5 Prime include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, an Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. These are all upgrades compared to the Galaxy S5 which has a Snapdragon 801, Adreno 330 and 2GB of RAM.
It's thought that the Galaxy S5 Prime will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4.3 KitKat and, no doubt, Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.
Based on the leaked photos, the Galaxy S5 Prime will retain the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor found on its predecessor. It also has a flap covering the microUSB port so it looks like it's also dust- and waterproof.
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