Posts tagged with: Galaxy S5 Prime
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    Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has made a lot of Galaxy S5 customers confused. We've covered the differences between the LTE-A and the standard Galaxy S5 extensively, and many wonder why Samsung would leave features like a 2K display out of the final product that's being sold in the US. Samsung initially confirmed that it would leave this LTE-A variant for the Korean market, but new rumors seem to point otherwise. The user manual of the Samsung SM-G901F for the EU has been leaked, and everything seems to point to this device being an LTE-A Galaxy S5. Now that said, this is not the ...

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    We're pretty much done with the Galaxy S5 by this point, right? We got the GS5 proper, we got the GS5 Active, we got the GS5 mini, and those lucky folks in South Korea even got the tricked-out GS5 LTE-A “Prime” edition. But surely, that must be it, right? Anything from here on out's going to be something new like a Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy F, and in just a couple weeks, it's going to be Note 4 this and Note 4 that... isn't it? Apparently the proverbial fat lady has yet to take the stage for her encore performance, as word comes in this evening that we could have one more Galaxy S5 ...

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    A quad HD smartphone display, like the kind we find on the LG G3 or new Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition, has the obvious benefit of packing a heck of a lot more pixels than a 1080p component. And simply by nature of being the latest-and-greatest, its presence on a phone is going to attract a lot of attention from spec-focused, technically-minded shoppers. But once you get past the novelty of a screen with such incredible pixel density, are there other real benefits to be found? In the case of the GS5 LTE-A's display, that answer looks to be “yes,” as testing confirms some substantially ...

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    How do you sell the smartphone buying public on the idea of crazy high-res quad HD displays, putting even 1080p to shame? Ever since the idea of such panels on phones was first rumored, there's been a pretty active debate over the value of quad HD screens, balancing promises of increased clarity with concerns about battery life, performance, and cost. By now, it's clear that the industry has elected to move forwards with quad HD phones, bringing us handsets like the LG G3 and Samsung LTE-A Galaxy S5. But can these OEMs convince shoppers that quad HD phones are ones they need to seek out? ...

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    There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 3,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible. For them, we’ve created the 60-Second ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    While we don't consider the Galaxy S5 a particularly tough act to follow, we didn't think Samsung would try to one-up itself so soon after its launch (historical precedent aside). Nevertheless here we are: not even three months after the original Galaxy S5 hit store shelves, a revised version with a more powerful processor, more memory, and a higher-resolution display is upon us. Its official name is the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, but others have taken to calling it the "Galaxy S5 Prime." If that doesn't sound right to you, you're not alone: there's considerable confusion surrounding the Galaxy ...

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    The rage was palpable in comment sections across the internet when Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A (a.k.a. "Galaxy S5 Prime") a mere two months after releasing the "stock" Galaxy S5. Despite the fact that the company had pulled a similar move with 2013's Galaxy S 4, folks were incensed: how dare the company release a Quad-HD, Snapdragon 805-powered upgrade so soon, effectively rendering its 2014 flagship outdated just eight weeks after release? The answer to that question is known only to the glam gods at Samsung, so we sought out the answer to a different question with our ...

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    Depending on whether you bought a Galaxy S5 this season or decided to hold out for something better, the "Galaxy S5 Prime" is either one of the most intriguing or one of the most infuriating smartphones of the year. Released just a few months after its flagship predecessor, the SM-G906S packs a faster processor, more RAM, more advanced LTE connectivity, and a 2560 x 1440 display with a pixel density of 576ppi. All this makes it, in the eyes of some, the smartphone the Galaxy S5 should have been. But despite its upgraded internals, the Galaxy S5 Prime seems reluctant to stray too far from ...

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    Samsung's phone situation is getting a bit confusing. Hot off the launch of the meaty Galaxy S5 LTE-A, and with rumors of the equally-powerful Galaxy Note 4 in the air, we're continuing to hear about a Galaxy F, reportedly to be the killer of the Galaxy S line of phones. Now we have yet another Samsung Galaxy F image, so let's take a look. This render just shows us more of the same. It comes from the same source as the last render (and the one before that), though, so that's to be expected. This one's of the same Glowing Gold hue, and we've got to admit, it does kind of glow. The device is ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A recently launched as a spec-bumped Galaxy S5, but availability will more than likely be limited to countries outside of the United States. That may be of no worry to US consumers though, as leaks of a Galaxy F (previously referred to as the Galaxy S5 Prime) have been flowing in at a ridiculous pace. Today we're talking a look at the alleged F in the "Glowing Gold" color -- and yes, this color is different than the "perfect golden" hue previously seen. The phone looks the exact same as the previous render, though with a slightly different color as expected. ...

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    Samsung surprised us last night when it dropped an announcement for the long-rumored Galaxy S5 update with a quad HD 2560 x 1440 display and Snapdragon 805 SoC. Well, great, this sounds like the phone we've been talking about as the Galaxy F or GS5 Prime – maybe not the metal body so much, but the specs are a dead ringer for our expectations. So can we hope to see this model expand from initial availability in South Korea to also hit some other markets in Asia and Europe, just like the GS4 LTE-A edition did? Maybe even a little interest in the Americas? Don't count on it, but that ...

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    We've heard it an innumerable amount of times by now -- an upgraded Galaxy S5 is coming. Whether it may be the Galaxy F, the Galaxy S5 Prime, or the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is still up in the air, but it's certainly looking like the third one will be made public shortly. New reports from multiple South Korea-based outlets suggest that Samsung is preparing the device for launch. The Korea Times states that South Korea's major carriers are preparing to roll out an updated LTE-A network supporting theoretical downlink speeds of up to 225 Mbps, as opposed to last year's 150 Mbps. Samsung will ...

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    We're on a bit of a Samsung roll this morning, and before we turn our attentions elsewhere, there's one more report we've run across that seems worth bringing your way. Lately we've spent a lot of time talking about the Galaxy S5 Prime/Galaxy F/SM-G906/KQ/Lentis – all those different names alone (assuming they really all even represent the same device) are enough to make your head spin. With the timetable we're likely looking at, this phone could arrive right around the same time as the next-gen Note model. Today we take a closer look at both devices, as well as what new Exynos chips ...

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    Whether Samsung ends up calling its quad HD handset the Galaxy F or the Galaxy S5 Prime is still up in the air (and you may have noticed us going back and forth on the naming, with no clear front-runner having yet emerged) but what no one seems to be doubting anymore is that it's coming, one way or another. We've had a couple opportunities recently to share with you possible images of the hardware, but this afternoon we put the pics to the side and start digging through some paperwork, checking out the FCC certification for the phone. We're looking at Samsung models SM-G906S, G906K, and ...

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    Rumors of a Samsung Galaxy F (or the S5 Prime, as we used to call it) are picking up once again. Alleged Galaxy F images show us a phone similar to the Galaxy S5, but with a metal body as opposed to the S5's perforated plastic. The images themselves are very similar to a leaked render of the device we saw a few days back -- the same metal back casing is employed, and the front is similar. An image of the boot screen reveals the purported name, "Samsung Galaxy F," which we last learned of as a possible replacement to Samsung's premium Galaxy S line. Expected specifications for this Galaxy F ...

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    Despite being shot down multiple times already, rumors of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, or a Galaxy F, are still flying. We recently saw two more leaks, both from the same source, adding on to the fire -- we now have an alleged render, some possible specs, and even more. The first image -- available at the first source link below -- is a shot (blurry, of course) of the front of the alleged device. It looks similar to the Galaxy S5, and that's all we really have to see about it. The interesting part of this leak, which @evleaks notes is an "UNCONFIRMED, UNVERIFIED, UNSUBSTANTIATED" tip sent ...

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    We're never satisfied with what we have. Such is the way of the mobile world, so it should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S5 was only official for a few hours before talk of the Galaxy S5 Prime went through the roof. The premium edition of the Galaxy S5 had made headlines more than few times before the Galaxy S5 was officially announced. In fact, we were led to believe Samsung might introduce both handsets side by side, at the very same event. However, once it was clear the official Galaxy S5 would only feature marginal improvements over the Galaxy S4's specifications, the Prime ...

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    Quite contrary to today's possibly-faked video leak of the device, we are now seeing a set of images of what could be the upcoming Galaxy S5 Prime from Samsung. We are taking our first look at a device which, well, looks pretty similar to the original S5. Looking toward the bottom of the device, we see what looks to be a slightly larger USB flap than the Galaxy S5, which means water resistance is likely still a go. Also, there looks to be a bottom-firing speaker, which is at least a step forward from the tinny rear-facing units we've come to associate with Samsung devices. There also ...

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    No matter how much Samsung denies it, it seems the leaks for a Galaxy S5 "Prime" are not about to subside. The latest one comes in video form, as the folks at TK Tech News have allegedly received a pre-production unit of the device in gold. The device shown on camera is said to have a 2K display, lining up with previous rumors, of about the same size as the existing Galaxy S5. What's confusing is the fact that the device seems to have more of a water-resistant seal than the S5 -- could this be the Active, instead? In terms of color options, it seems gold will be one of them. The device's ...

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    What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception? We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the ...

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    The Internet has been packed with leaks of new Samsung Galaxy smartphones in the works, and we've even heard of new wearables that might reach the market very soon. We do know that there is a Samsung event in the next couple of weeks that should release some tablets, but it could also be that Samsung might launch some additional products as well. Today we get some substantial leaks of what we should expect in the next coming months. Famous tipster @evleaks is at it again, and this time it's all about what to expect from Samsung very soon. He's come across a ton of code names and even the ...

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    Rumors of upcoming Samsung Android have been arriving on multiple fronts, and we're looking forward to everything from a third batch of new tablets this year, to some more Galaxy S5 variants, including that GS5 Active we checked out some evidence for overnight. Today we're going to continue looking into those new Galaxy S5-series models, as we spot what sure seem to be a couple of them swinging by the Bluetooth SIG. We're looking at two model numbers here: SM-G906L and SM-G900FG. The former you might recognize as the G906 that's likely to be the quad HD Galaxy S5 Prime. The L suffix ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a recent interview to the OnePlus CEO, and where he tells us why the OnePlus One is so affordable. LG follows the news as we get some more press renders of the LG G3. Microsoft follows the rumors as apparently it will be launching a Surface Pro 3 next week. Apple is next as we go through the rumored launch date for the iPhone 6, along with some more rumors on its screen resolution. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, and what we should expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus One is being sold ...

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    Samsung sure does seem to be working on an upgraded version of its Galaxy S5, a phone we've been talking about as the GS5 Prime. Beyond the move to a 2K quad HD display, there's also been talk of a new metal body and upgrades to various internal chips. We've even got a model number for the handset, which should arrive as Samsung's SM-G906. But for all we've heard, we really haven't gotten any look at the phone itself. Those early case renders didn't reveal anything of consequence, and more recent pics claiming to reveal the model have been uncovered as fakes. We still might not have any ...

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