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Rumors of a so-called “Prime” version of the Galaxy S5 have been surfacing since the beginning of the year, and now a new report claims Samsung will release the device sometime in June.

The report is based on “industry sources” cited by Korean website Asia Today. While one story based on anonymous sources doesn’t normally qualify as solid information, this one does appear to corroborate earlier reports, including one based on our own sources.

Other Korean websites claimed the S5 Prime would be released in early summer. In addition, just days ahead of the release of the Galaxy S5 at MWC in Barcelona, a trusted source told Android Authority that T-Mobile would release a version of the Galaxy S5 in the US in June. At the time, we predicted that this version would be the Galaxy S5 Prime (tentative name), rumored to feature a Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3GB of RAM.

Besides specifying the release window of the S5 Prime, Asia Today claims that Samsung will focus on European and North American markets for this premium device, which seems a sensible approach for a device that will probably enjoy a limited production run.

While our speculation is based – for now – on rumors and circumstantial evidence, it looks more and more likely that the fabled premium S5 is in the pipeline.

Samsung obviously has reasons to delay the revealing of the souped-up S5 for as long as possible – the company doesn’t want customers to wait to make a purchase, or worse, choose competing devices from the likes of HTC, LG, or Oppo. However, if the rumors are accurate, some more concrete evidence of the existence of the Galaxy S5 Prime should pop up in the following weeks.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Luka Mlinar

    I bet they put two heart rate monitors :D

    • Marcus Winchester

      And 3 finger print sensors for extra security

  • Lukas

    Yaay for metal band aids

    • ddd

      Go fuck yourself
      Put your finger to asshole
      You are D Bag anc asshole.

  • MasterMuffin

    Only thing I don’t believe in is the Quad HD display. It’s possible, but meh

    • wezi427

      I think 1080 is fine. If they go with a Quad HD, they better put a bigger battery in it.

  • ariel marte

    Just got the galaxy s5.They better let me trade it in

    • Dimitar Gospodinov

      Wanna let you trade in with all the versions that come out after that too? How about next yeat too…why not trade it in every years eh? They should of let me trade in my S3 for the S5….damn Samsung…

  • Andrew White

    Would like to see a bezel free, curved 1440p 5 or 5.2″ screen in combination with an 805 processor for a price of $750 or less out of Samsumg.
    In lue of not having rapid charging, have a removable battery and 128GB SD card support.
    It sort of begs the question though ‘What can we expect from the
    Note 4?

    • Chris

      Soooooo excited for Note 4 :D My note 2 might finally get replaced by something!!

    • Sarper

      They won’t make a device with that specifications because it would be too expensive. If they make a device like that it’s price would be around $1500-1800 and most people could not buy it.

    • Guest

      Keep dreaming…

    • Sum Ting Wong

      Curved is the new 3D.

      • Andrew White

        just purchased samsung’s curved 65″ultra high def tv.
        had to sell the second car, but riding a bike is good also.

  • chico

    patience is a virtue

    • Bone

      Yeah but then 3 more months, and there will be the Note 4 then 3 months later the Nexus 6 or iPhab or Lumia superphone, then 3 months later M9, Z4 or S6… at that rate of patience you’ll never get a new phone. Right now however, the S5 is the best all-around device anyone can get. Speed, performance, screen, battery, IRB, FScan, features, build and IP protection. Why NOT buy it? S5 Prime will be S5 Past-Prime just as fast as any other device.

      • Dimitar Gospodinov


      • Timmy

        The simple solution is to buy a new phone every 3 months…there, problem solved. :-)

  • metal back with dimples.. thats horrible. I prefer the brushed Titanium Gray effect of GS3

    • b10

      How about a diamond pattern design for the back cover?

  • Aar0nC

    I really hope that this one also has the water resistance that the regular S5 has!

  • cleefson guerrier

    Only thing in asking please please please don’t make any 16gb phone if you making a prime version. I’m sure it going to come with a ton of bloatware that we can’t get rid of.

  • The-Sailor-Man

    Wow. Every day. So much efforts make the tech media , with dirty tricks and such “rumors”, to stop ppl buying S5.
    And ZERO effect. LOL

  • Xavier_NYC

    Talk about a slap in the face for people that already purchased the S5.. You’d think they’d give people an option between the current S5 and ‘Prime’ version.. IF this is true…

    • The-Sailor-Man

      Don’t you understand the real purpose of those iRumors?

      • Xavier_NYC

        Notice I corrected myself and said, ‘IF THIS IS TRUE’.. Plus benchmarks have surfaced so it’s possible

    • Dimitar Gospodinov

      what about the people that already purchased the S4…?
      People already chose the best on the market (accordingto them) ATM….It’s a completely different phone “IF THIS IS TRUE”…

      • Xavier_NYC

        What if it’s not a diff phone.. What if it’s called the Galaxy S5 prime? Most people probably wont care but just saying people should be given the option to chose between the regular version and the higher end version of the phone.. Also people that already purchased the S4 didn’t have an S4 prime be release less than 3 months later so there would be no reason to be upset. You’re telling me if Playstation came out with the PS4 then three months later came out with the PS5 you wouldn’t be pissed?

        • Dimitar Gospodinov

          Isn’t PlayStation coming out with slim vein after the original? It’s been 2 months after the initial S5 presentation and this phone is not coming out Anni time soon so I don’t see a problem or anything to be made about if the device hit the market after 4-5 months… It’s much better than wait for a full year for an S update right?

          • Xavier_NYC

            Even is a PS4 slim comes out soon it’s going to most likely have the same exact specs and not have a better processor and display capabilities like the S5 prime (assuming that’s the name) vs the current S5.. I hear what you are saying about getting the best available at the time but I’m just saying that people would have like to be given the option or at least know there’s a diff version coming so they can’t base the choice off that.

          • Dimitar Gospodinov

            Competition will also know….

  • jack

    Scamsung’s CEO already said there’ll be no prime phone.. stop dreaming you frustrated fandroids. Want prime? Stop being cheap and get an iPhone.

    • Hellz

      why are you even here?

      • iSheepHerder

        He iFailed on siri…

    • Ever

      Getting an iphone is getting an 2 years old smartphone on technology and features for the price of a new one, don’t be dump.

      • (n)Ever

        As the great Ever once spoke: „Don’t be dump “

  • Otto Andersson

    I personally am holding out for a Note 4 to replace my Note 2, but I hope this is a joke.

    If I were a Galaxy s5 owner and Samsung released a better version of a product a mere 2 months after purchase, I would have a lot of scorn for such a move. This company is already jumping the shark with bloat apps, sim region locking and novelty features.

  • ddd

    When this phone come out to the market, this phone will destroy iphone 6 no matter what. It has fastest processor and excellent display, highest pixel, and better camera.

    • Gary W

      I am not sure if this S5 Prime will destroy iPhone 6, but I am pretty sure it will destroy the original S5 lol.

      Samsung CEO publicly denied the company will roll out a prime version this year. Way to screw the S5 buyers with lies if the prime did come out.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, this is why I despise Samsung so much. They release their flagship phone in April, present you an even flagshippier phone in June and throw out a crippled mini version one week later. Why should I even buy their phones then?? Just to realize that they only need 2 months to make it better?!

    • PGies Chan

      That’s why I ask my friends in the business (though my friend suggested I wait for LG G3 before I even found out about this phone. I was under the impression Samsung was still goofing around and was ready to jump ship)

      When upgrading phones I just look at every phone that’s in the next 6 months from my intended purchase date then make a decision.

      But releasing all these different phones is pretty annoying. For people who can’t wait, they’ll get S5 now, then throw a tantrum in a few months.

  • wat

    It will run Tizen with the option to install Android instead I reckon (cus they know most people won’t bother)

  • christoff

    I think this will be a s5 running tizen as another post suggests an s5 neo..

  • Andrew T Roach

    Snapdragon 805 with that resolution will be slower than current devices with the 801.

  • markomil

    no! i have finally decided to buy m8 and now you do this to me ??? for real? god damn it! what about m8 prime,are there any rumour about that?

    • The-Sailor-Man

      Same here.
      I was just planing to buy three M8 and two iphone 5S PREMIUM ALUMINUM phones for my family, and was convincing all may friends to do same, and Android Authority screw it all, giving me this NEWS.
      Damn it,

      • markomil

        there are some rumours about a plastic m8, so maybe they ARE remaking the phone :(

  • The-Sailor-Man

    Does the iPropaganda finally found the way, to screw the S5 potential buyers with this “premium S5” lies???

    I predict ZERO success, again.

  • Ruz

    Simply put it Samsung cant produce as many phones to cater to as much demand it expects from the buyers.. Thats where it will limit its buyers market

    • Atlas

      rofl… please!

  • kozjegyzo

    If you are waiting for the next best thing around the corner, you’ll be waiting forever… So if you’re ready to switch and have the money, go for the best possible option at the moment. I got my S5 already, and I’m happy. I did ask my friend at Samsung if the “Prime” was coming, before I bought the S5, but he didn’t have knowledge of it… Probably if he had, he wouldn’t be allowed to talk about it anyway :)

  • Edge of Surreality

    Samsung hasn’t even released the 32GB version of S5 yet or the gold/blue version to all markets yet, so I think June is a bit soon for the alleged Prime to appear….then again they responded to criticism of the Galaxy Gear with 3 new wearable 6 months later, so who knows. I got the S5 and am pleased…it is much more of an upgrade to the S4, especially in performance than the biased reviewers give them credit for.

  • Not1Not2Not3

    I’m one of the biggest Samsung supporters that you will come across. But if they come out with a “prime” version a month or so after I just bought the “normal” S5, I’m jumping ship! That’s showing absolutely no loyalty to their main supporters, and plus the CEO blatantly lied about no premium S5 coming out. My next phone will definitely be from HTC or One+ (Oppo)… I’m already pissed by just hearing the rumours so I’m like F*CK SAMSUNG!!!

  • dakar

    1GB Ram more, better graphics chip, qHD screen, faster processor of 200 Mhz … amount of the invoice in the end? 100 ? 200? 300 €?

    To recap, the Z2 already offers 3GB of RAM, sufficient FULL HD screen, the graphics chip is already turning the most demanding games without problems … So not enough to justify a (more than likely) price inflation of the galaxy s5. ..

  • Sum Ting Wong

    Sammy needs to just integrate the “active” phones into all phones. Then come out with a flagship and a mini twice a year like clockwork. No more new phones every month.

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