Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime gets Bluetooth SIG certification, release seemingly imminent

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime gets Bluetooth SIG certification, release seemingly imminentEvery smartphone with Bluetooth capabilities must go under the microscope of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, or Bluetooth “SIG” for short, and the latest device to get the all-important stamp of approval is none other than the SM-G906L.

Smartphone nerds will immediately recognise that model number as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, the super-specced successor to a phone that’s all of five weeks old.

We’ve actually been jawing about this bad boy since September 2013, when we were referring to it as the Samsung Galaxy F.

Name aside, the story remains the same: Samsung will release a phone that’s even higher up the spec ladder than the flagship Galaxy S5.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, as we’re now calling it, was originally expected to land alongside the bog standard model at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, but failed to show face.

Of course, it’s unlikely that the Galaxy S5 would’ve gone on to sell 11 million in its first month had Samsung confirmed plans for an enhanced model so soon after the comparatively humble flagship.

Rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime specs include a 5.2in QHD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP/2MP cameras, and KitKat Android 4.4.3 – all wrapped up in an HTC One M8-style aluminium body.

Bluetooth SIG certification certainly gives credence to the notion of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime release date falling as soon as mid-June. It's not clear if the super-smartphone will receive a full international release or remain exclusive to South Korea/Asia, but it seems intended to ruin the launch of the similarly-specced LG G3.

via: G 4 Games

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JanSt / MOD  May. 18, 2014 at 13:29

Live 'leak'... and by gawd - it's uggglier than the plastic version!

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Premium-Galaxy-S5-Leaks-in-Live-Pictures-Shows-Same-Design-in-Aluminum-Body-442730-4.jpg

over here

lcurdie / MOD  May. 18, 2014 at 19:17

Ouch! I like that perforated rear less the more I see it.
Something tells me this bad boy won't be winning any design awards...

JanSt / MOD  May. 18, 2014 at 20:07

Ouch! I like that perforated rear less the more I see it.
Something tells me this bad boy won't be winning any design awards...



Judging by those pics? LOL :p

But I reckon it'll look and feel better Okay, feel better.... Maybe. Okay, meh :p

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