We’re nowhere near an official confirmation, but a listing on a website belonging to Korea’s largest carrier is proof that the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime is real and coming soon.
For a brief period, the device was listed among the devices supported by Olleh TV, an on-demand video service operated by KT Corporation, the largest and most important carrier in South Korea. Eagle eyed users managed to grab a screenshot of the listing before it was taken down, showing the device’s code number “SM-G906K” and what could turn out to be its commercial name, “Galaxy S5 Prime.”
Following Samsung’s conventions, the “K” at the end of the code number designates a phone destined for KT. “SM-G906K” was previously spotted in a database recording devices imported in India, along with “SM-G906S”, the equivalent SK Telecom model.
The Galaxy S5 Prime moniker has been kicked around since January, when noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Samsung would release two versions of the Galaxy S5, a standard model with a Full HD screen, and a souped-up “Prime” model featuring a Quad HD display.
This is the first time, however, when the name is spotted on anything resembling an official website.
As a major local partner of Samsung, KT is likely aware of the phone maker’s plans for the immediate future, so the listing may be a sign that the Prime’s launch is imminent. Past rumors have pegged its release for June.
However, the image accompanying the listing is just a regular Galaxy S5 covered in a Spigen case, so it’s possible that KT used a placeholder for the name as well.
Besides the Quad HD screen, the Galaxy S5 Prime may come with an octo-core Exynos processor and an extra gigabyte of RAM. There’s been a lot of talk about a metal body, however, with the supposed launch date approaching, we have yet to see any credible reports confirming it. But Samsung has always been good at keeping the design of its flagship phones under wraps, so we can’t really dismiss the metal rumors for now.