A SOUPED-UP version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to launch as the Galaxy S5 Prime has appeared in leaked photos, confirming its upgraded metal body and QHD resolution display.
The leaked image, obtained by Phone Arena from an anonymous tipster, claims to show the so-called Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime in all its glory.
Improving on the original Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Prime is set to arrive with a metal casing. While it still features the same, dimpled design as its predecessor, it's thought that the handset's backplate will be made from aluminium. This likely is to address the criticism that the Galaxy S5's plastic body has received, which led to the reassignment of the firm's chief designer.
That's perhaps not the most notable feature, though, as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime reportedly also features a 5.2in QHD 2560x1140 resolution display, the same resolution expected to feature on the upcoming LG G3 smartphone.
According to the leak, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will also improve on the original with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, an Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. What's more, there's talk that the handset will arrive running Google's so far unannounced Android 4.4.3 Kitkat mobile operating system, which probably will be skinned with Samsung's usual custom user interface.
There's no word on the handset's pricing or release date yet, except for chatter about a likely summer release. However, given the handset's souped-up specifications sheet, it's likely to cost more than the Galaxy S5, which arrived on the market priced at £550.
Samsung has yet to comment on the speculation. µ