Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime image allegedly leaked, as head of mobile design is being replaced
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime rumors are nothing new; we’ve recently heard, among others, about plans — or not — for a QHD (2K) screen to grace the new version of the flagship, on steroids. The most recent leak allegedly tries to uncover the looks of the upcoming device. The image below purportedly represents the upcoming phone. While we need to remain skeptical about this for now, we’re still seeing the same heart-rate sensor, however, this time, with what appears to be an aluminum body (or at least battery backplate). There’s really, for now, not much more to the story, aside from a rumored higher price, and a vague description of its internals: “a bump up in all specs over the S5“.
All this while the company’s head of mobile design, Chang Dong-hoon, has resigned from his position. He will be replaced by the current VP of mobile design, Lee Min-hyouk. The reasons behind the resignation are “criticism of the latest Galaxy S smartphone”, as reported by Reuters. An official Samsung statement tries to shed some light on the issue: “The realignment will enable Chang to focus more on his role as head of the Design Strategy Team, the company’s corporate design center which is responsible for long-term design strategy across all of Samsung’s businesses, including Mobile Communications”.
This brings us to the question: are you satisfied with what Samsung did, design-wise, with the S5, or do you think more could have been achieved?
Update: That “GS5 Prime” pic is looking like a fake, based off this image previously prepared by Android Central: