Samsung Galaxy F “S5 Prime” leak shows metal finish

Jun 9, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy F “S5 Prime” leak shows metal finish

The rivalry between Korean companies Samsung and LG might once again reach a high point soon. A batch of leaked photos have come out showing what is supposedly the Galaxy F, the other name for the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, sporting a seemingly brushed metal rear, just after LG unveiled the G3 with a similar, but rather deceptive, design.

"Monkey see, monkey do" is probably one way to describe the competition between these two. Now that LG has somewhat one-upped Samsung by revealing the LG G3 with a QHD screen, it seems only a matter of time before Samsung announces its own "innovation". To some however, the Galaxy S5 Prime might simply be what the Galaxy S5 was really meant to be, with a QHD display, Snapdragon 805 and a premium look.

On that note, this Galaxy F seems to sport half and half. According to the source, the top part of the device is rounder than the bottom, a design which is admittedly unheard of and, thus, totally strange. It is also supposedly made of metal this time, which is also strange for Samsung, but a welcome and perhaps timely change as well. Though not quite visible, the bezels around the screen of this device are also thinner, at least according to the leak.

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Speaking of screens, the Galaxy F or Galaxy S5 Prime is expected, or hoped, to have a 5.3-inch with a resolution of 2560x1440. That definitely packs in more pixel per in than the LG G3. It is rumored to run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, though the device used in these photos were noted to only be using the slightly lower 801. And a generous serving of 3 GB of RAM. There is also talk of a 16 megapixel rear camera, with OIS technology, of course.

As to the rear cover, there is still one question that should be asked. What will it be made of? The LG G3, for all the teasers and leaks, ended up with what can be best described as faux brush metal plastic, definitely a disappointing turn of events. Samsung is quite notorious for plastic and even had a faux leather phase. There is then some possibility that it will do likewise with the Galaxy F, which will definitely detract from the premium feel of the smartphone as well as the confidence of consumers.

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VIA: phoneArena (1), (2)


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