Samsung’s at it again. The Korean company is busy working on a string of variations to its critically lauded Galaxy S5, taking the same approach towards this year’s flagship as it did with 2013’s Galaxy S4.
And top of the pile is undoubtedly the Galaxy S5 Prime. This swanky version of Sammy’s hottest handset promises slick new looks, amped-up specs and a hefty price tag.
Want the inside line? Then read on and we’ll tell you five key things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5.
1 Full metal jacket
After years of believing in plastic fantastic, Samsung has decided to deck out one of its phones in a full metal frame.
The new aluminium design has been spotted in a number of leaked spy shots, showing the Galaxy S5 Prime sporting a metal outer with a dimpled backplate.
Having binned its key designer over criticism of the Galaxy S5’s plastic looks, this is a bold and much-needed move from the world’s biggest mobile maker.
2 A larger screen
The Galaxy S5 Prime’s display is set to jump to 5.2 inches (the standard S5 rocks a 5.1 inch effort). But the real news here is that the resolution is being amped up too.
Sammy is prepping a 1440 x 2560 number, far better than the 1080 x 1920 one found on the current flagship.
That should mean watching movies and HD YouTube clips will be a real treat.
3 Lightning fast processor smarts
That 'Prime' moniker isn’t just a way to convince punters their phone is better than everyone else's.
Samsung is said to be adding a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 into the mix, which offers much faster processor smarts than the 801 variant found in the current S5.
Only hardcore types will notice, but this will definitely set this phone apart from its rivals.
4 Android KitKat
Samsung’s rekindled log affair with Google shows no signs of abating.
The Galaxy S5 Prime is believed to have Android 4.4.3 KitKat preinstalled, making it one of a handful of handsets to have this latest software.
That’s a deal breaker for Android-lovers.
5 Wallet-melting price tag
While Samsung hasn’t said how much the Galaxy S5 Prime will cost, it won’t come cheap.
Top-end models of the S5 cost £560 SIM free and with all these added extras, we could be looking at north of £600.
That means contracts will be around £50 a month if you want 4G and enough data to utilise all the device’s features. Time to start saving.