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Galaxy S5 Prime In Gold Shows Its Metal Face

by Brandon Russell | June 14, 2014June 14, 2014 8:00 am PDT

Galaxy F gold

There’s really no doubt Samsung is working on a more premium version of its Galaxy S5—we’ve seen it on more than one occasion. The question is: why? Does the company think its current flagship isn’t good enough? Is the company worried about the impending arrival of the iPhone 6? Maybe so—but it sure doesn’t speak well to the decision making of Samsung’s executives—or maybe it’s genius—and it’s pretty tough on early adopters.

Be that as it may, we’re getting yet another look at what the device might offer thanks to a fresh picture from Evleaks. The device essentially look the same as the existing S5 model, except the rear casing now looks to be a brushed metal; we already saw a press render in silver, and now we’re seeing it in gold. It looks a lot like the device we mysteriously show up on camera not long ago. The hue of this device reminds me of a fools gold, though apparently Samsung has gone with the “perfect golden” moniker.

The Galaxy S5 is a perfectly good device that offers a lot, and the screen is among the best we’ve ever seen. But such is the mobile market; it moves fast—sometimes too fast. Rumors of a “Galaxy F” have been cropping up for months now, so this is really nothing new. According to previous rumors, the Galaxy F is expected to sport a QuadHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor and improved camera, among other updated specs.

This particular photo displays a Sept. 12 date, which could be important (or not). (There’s a discrepancy with the date, however, as it says Wednesday, but Sept. 12 of this year is actually a Friday.) What’s clear is that something is coming soon.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...