Is Samsung already going to release a brand new Galaxy S5? A new report suggests yes, it will, and the device may pack even beefier specs than the original model that just launched a few months ago. The device will likely serve as an LTE-A variant of the original Galaxy S5 for markets where LTE-Advanced networks are already operating, like SK Telecom in South Korea. Still, it sounds a bit like this is the Galaxy S5 Prime, also known as the Galaxy F, we’ve been hearing about.
According to Yonhap News, the new Galaxy S5 LTE-A will offer GB of RAM, a faster Snapdragon 805 processor, Android 4.4.2 and a 5.1-inch WQHD display with a sharper resolution than the 1920 x 1080p screen on the Galaxy S5. Also, as a reminder, the original Galaxy S5 has 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 801 processor, so there are quite a few bumps in specs across the board. We don’t yet know if this is the “metallic” device we’ve heard so much about, but it seems plausible.
Samsung is apparently gearing up to bring the new Galaxy S5 LTE-A variant to the market just three days from now, on June 19 — that’s what the teaser above basically confirms — though it may first launch in markets where the Galaxy S4 LTE-A hit, like South Korea. It’s certainly possible a variant will also hit the U.S., especially since it packs a Qualcomm processor. Hopefully Samsung details more on the 19th.
Check out a few leaked images that may show this device: