Rumor Roundup: Samsung Galaxy F (S5 Prime)
The year 2014 so far seems "ground-breaking" in terms of how the mobile tech leaders are breaking their own shells and delving into what a consumer demands. Not trying to live in a state of utopia, but Apple's rumored attempts at bringing out a larger iPhone this September, and Samsung's alleged entry into metallic design seems to be what you may call bowing in front of the consumers. Fans of both the sides have long asked for a larger display screen from Apple and a more premium, metallic look from Samsung. While both haven't yet happened, the rumors and leaks have been so intense so far in the year that we had to almost believe that both Apple and Samsung are actually working on where they may have been lacking. Awaiting the launch of a slimmer, sleeker, and larger iPhone 6 this September, we are going through a Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup because that is what we will be waiting for after iPhone 6 is unveiled finally.
- Note: to not get confused with so many alleged names of this metallic Samsung smartphone (S5 Prime, Galaxy F, Galaxy Alpha), we will keep with the very first and apt-looking name for this post - the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.
Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup:
Coming to put up some fight against the premium looks and style of Apple's iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will be Samsung's first metallic model. On one hand, Samsung's flagships have kept ahead of the race with top-notch chips and specifications, on the other, they have terribly missed a lot of consumer market because of the plasticky look.
In this Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup, thus, the first thing to talk about is its design and looks. While the Premium smartphone will keep everything of Samsung Galaxy S5, taking only a step ahead with the latest Snapdragon 805, improved sensors and so on, it would majorly differ on the design department. Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will feature a complete brushed aluminum back and ditch the Samsung's almost trademarked plastics. Galaxy S5 Prime will also sport a slimmer bezel carrying a much improved and compact feel and heat dissipation properties than plastics.
After getting slimmed and metallic, Samsung's S5 Prime will also get the latest in the market chip in the shape of Snapdragon 805. Sporting the new favorite Adreno 420 GPU, the quad-core chip with Krait 400 will give the smartphone a premium processor to go along its premium looks offering 20% improved power efficiency and a mega 40% boost in performance when compared with the Galaxy S5's 800.
Once you are done drooling over the metal and 805 of Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, it is the camera that needs to be talked about. Samsung introduced its very own ISOCELL technology with 16 megapixel shooter that kept Galaxy S5 among the top favorite smartphone cameras. While the sensor is brilliant enough to be used in the premium device, it wouldn't hurt to see something even amazing coming out of the house of Samsung. Taking advantage of the better GPU, the new sensor could deliver some amazing effects and faster image capture results.
One of the biggest highlight of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is its display. Almost every leaked image and rumor has agreed to a super AMOLED high-res Quad HD display panel. While the size had earlier been hinted at 5.1", some recent rumors indicated a 4.7" device to compete against rumored iPhone 6. It is still unsure if this 4.7-incher is same as the long-expected Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (or the Galaxy F).
Lastly, Samsung is expected to integrate an improved fingerprint scanner in the premium flagship along with an improved heart rate monitor. Samsung Galaxy S5 prime will keep all the other goodies of S5 like Ultra Power Savings Mode, Private Mode, etc.
Samsung's better looking, metallic Galaxy S5 Prime is rumored to be released in September; the premium smartphone will of course be offered for a few more bucks than the flagship smartphone.