One of the major criticisms the Samsung Galaxy S5 faced at its launch was its plastic body. Now we know the wisdom behind Samsung’s decision to keep the signature plastic material for its Galaxy S series – the plastic body is durable, can keep up with rough use and doesn’t interfere with wireless signals. But HTC managed to do just fine with their One, so pressure’s on Samsung to come up with a truly premium device. And it seems they might have an answer soon, in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.
Rumors started building up when a SM-G906S device showed up on Samsung’s website. Phandroid, a large Android community, further explained that the device in question is an alternative model for the Galaxy S5. The new device is said to have a QHD (2560x1440p) resolution display, which is definitely a step forwards from the S5’s more standard full HD display. Furthermore, it has been reported that the device, code-named Project KQ at Samsung, will have a 5.2″ display. This will be coupled to a fast octa-core Exynos 5430 processor and finally, a metal body instead of the usual plastic offerings from Samsung. And this is what will truly differentiate this device from the regular S5.
When we were still speculating as to what features the Samsung Galaxy S5 would have, we were pretty sure that this year, Samsung would give in and introduce a metal-body Galaxy S smartphone. But we were wrong, because Samsung stood its ground and unveiled the glorious all-plastic Galaxy S5. But it seems that Samsung have saved the best for last, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime looks like it’s going to be one hell of a smartphone. Raw power coupled with a metal body can’t go wrong. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is tipped to be set for a June 2014 launch, so it shouldn’t be long before Samsung officially unveils this device for public eyes. We can’t wait to see it.