Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 'Prime' to Launch in June

Samsung Galaxy S5

In a somewhat unusual move, Samsung is rumored to be planning a premium version of their already high-end Galaxy S5 Android smartphone. That device could arrive as early as June, according to a new report from Asia Todayand might include a 2560×1440 display (better than the full HD screen on the GS5) as well as an eight-core processor and possibly a metal (or at least metallic finish) case. The metal build GS5 would mark a significant departure for Samsung, which has faithfully stuck to their plastic back and border on Galaxy devices, despite competitors like HTC and Sony moving to more premium metal and glass (following Apple’s example). And the better-than specs that step up from the Galaxy S5 released just this month would be a departure from the company’s usually strategy of releasing a number of variants of their flagship, but usually aimed at lower price points and actually shedding some specs relative to the top-tier device.

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