Samsung Galaxy S5 to come in Standard and Prime guises, but no 64-bit or metal body?

Samsung Galaxy S5 to come in Standard and Prime guises, but no 64-bit or metal body?We still don't know for certain when Samsung will announce the Galaxy S5, but with fresh leaks popping up just about every day it surely can't be too far away now.

The latest whisper coursing through the mobile grapevine is that Samsung will announce not one but two variants of its Android flagship – the Galaxy S5 Standard and the Galaxy S5 Prime.

So says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent enough reputation for getting these things right apparently.

He says the Galaxy S4 Standard will come with a 5.2in full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16MP/2MP cameras, support for 3D gestures and a 2850mAh battery.

Good but not great I hear you say. Well if so, you might want to consider the Galaxy S5 Prime, which swaps the Snapdragon processor for an Exynos 5430 octo-core and ups the display resolution to a formidable 2560 x 1440.

That's about the only difference between the pair, however. Ming-Chi's predictions fly in the face of other recent rumours by effectively ruling out a 64-bit processor altogether, while another surprise is that the jump from Standard to Prime doesn't bag you an upgrade from a polycarbonate body to a metal one: both will apparently come dressed in plastic.

That's a shame, but then we'll no doubt see an aluminium body on one of the endless Galaxy S5 spin-offs likely to emerge over the next few months.

As for the basic Galaxy S5 itself, indications suggest it could be announced at MWC next month, though the last two Galaxy S launches have happened at dedicated events in the weeks after the Barcelona phone-fest.

Via Apple Insider

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