Samsung isn't about to let LG have the only smartphone with a 2560 x 1440 QHD display; new images reveal what is reportedly the aluminum Galaxy S5 Prime, which will also ship with a QHD display.
LG has announced that it will be holding a press event on May 27 where the company is widely expected to unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone, the LG G3. Details regarding the handset have been making news for months and there's not much we don't know about the upcoming device. It will feature a jaw dropping 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, making it one of the first smartphones to feature such a high-resolution display. Samsung isn't about to let LG bask in that glory alone and is getting ready to announce its own Quad HD Galaxy S5 Prime and the first images of the smartphone have made their way online.
Phone Arena has posted images of what is reportedly the aluminum-clad Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime and its 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display. The site received the images from one of its readers who also provided some new details of what to expect in the highly anticipated smartphone. The source claims that the Galaxy S5 Prime is currently undergoing testing and Samsung is hoping to beat LG to the punch by shipping the Galaxy S5 Prime before the LG G3 to get QHD bragging rights.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will offer some nice perks over the current Galaxy S5. As previously mentioned the Galaxy S5 Prime will feature a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 QHD display and a premium aluminum-clad case instead of plastic. It will use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and Adreno 420 GPU. Samsung will reportedly give the smartphone a bump in RAM from the 2GB found on the current Galaxy S5 to 3GB. Other details include a 16-megapixel rear camera and Android 4.4.3 out of the box. The images also show that Samsung has moved the speaker grill from the back of the smartphone to the bottom next to its USB port. The smartphone will reportedly be available in black, white, blue and pink color options when it's officially announced.
We'll keep you posted on the Galaxy S5 Prime as more details become available and watch Samsung and LG race to the QHD finish line.