Adding to the rumors that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005935) could release both a higher- and lower-end variant of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, new reports surfaced Friday with details about what they claimed to be of the Galaxy S5 Prime and the Galaxy S5 mini.
GSMArena reported that it had obtained details of the displays of the upcoming Galaxy S5 Prime and S5 mini. According to the report, the purported premium version of the Galaxy S5 with the model number SM-G906 could feature a 5.2-inch screen with a QHD display at 2560×1440 resolution, while the miniature version of the smartphone may sport a 4.5-inch 720p display.
The report also stated that the Galaxy S5 Prime SM-G906 is code-named KQ, which supported some earlier rumors about the device.
In addition to the information about the Galaxy S5 Prime and S5 mini, the GSMArena report also offered details on another Samsung handset called Mega. Code-named “K Mega (Vesta),” the new handset is expected to have a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, “which sits right in between the 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch screens found on Samsung’s older Galaxy Mega handsets,” SamMobile reported.
Meanwhile, a potential Galaxy S5 Prime variant with the model number SM-G906S reportedly showed up in a pricing database in Honk Kong along with some details about its specs.
According to SamMobile, the handset’s leaked specs included a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a QHD display (2560×1440) and a 16-megapixel camera. The device was said to be running Android 4.4.3, which is also expected to be rolled out for the Galaxy S5 soon.
Rumors also have it that Samsung could produce the Galaxy S5 Prime in limited quantities due to high manufacturing cost associated with the QHD AMOLED displays.
“Samsung Electronics was supposed to use a QHD display for its Galaxy S5, but it failed due to the high cost,” an anonymous source from Samsung told Korea Herald. “As the Galaxy S5 Prime will be rolled out in small quantities, it is highly likely that QHD will be adopted.”