Samsung head honcho, fresh off unveiling an assortment of fancy new gadgetry last month, says a more premium version of the Galaxy S5 isn’t in the works. Dreams dashed. All hope is lost. Those rumors we’ve heard suggesting the Korean company will introduce a device with a metal body and Quad HD display are seemingly unfounded. But it could just be that Samsung CEO, JK Shin, is purposely misleading media since the Galaxy S5 hasn’t even been released yet. There’s already huge demand, so why undermine the hype now?
The report comes out of Korean media, claiming Shin has denied the existence of Samsung’s so-called Galaxy F. Not long after Samsung officially unveiled its S5 at Mobile World Congress in February, reports claimed the company would introduce an aluminum S5 model with faster processor to compete with HTC’s upcoming All New One, which is scheduled for an official announcement on March 25. The Samsung device will allegedly come out this May as part of an entire luxury lineup of devices throughout the year—we expect the Note 4 to fit right in there. Shin denies any existence of such a lineup.
It’s unclear what Shin’s exact quote was to Korean media, but his denial of a premium S5 model shouldn’t be taken as confirmation one isn’t on the way. It would make sense for a CEO to put fires out right before a huge device launch. That doesn’t mean, however, that those same flames won’t be stoked in the next few months. We’ll have to wait and see how the company responds once HTC unveils its new One, which we’ve already seen plenty of.