Samsung's long rumored top-end Galaxy S5 Prime variant is reportedly making its debut next month in the home market.
Media house, Naver has claimed that Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S5 Prime in the home market, South Korea around mid-June with a price-tag of around 900,000 Won ($875/₹52,100).
Though there is no official word from the company to validate the report, there is some circumstantial evidence to support the theory that Galaxy S5 Prime is certain to make its debut in the home market South Korea at least.
Just a couple of weeks ago, unnamed Samsung devices - SM-GS906S and SM-GS906K, believed to be the Galaxy S5 Prime variants of telecom networks – 'SK Telecom' and 'KT Telecom' landed in India for testing at the local R&D facility.
As per the reports, Galaxy S5 Prime is said to boast a 5.2-inch 2K (2560x1440p) display and ship with yet-to-be released Android update v4.4.3 KitKat.
Other expected specifications include a new Octa-core processor (Exynos 5430) with 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex A15 CPU & 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, 600MHz Mali T6XXX graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 32GB, 16.0-megapixel primary camera (with OIS, ISOCELL) and a 2.0-megapixel front camera.
In related news, Samsung's South Korean counterpart, LG is getting ready to launch the company's flagship smartphone G3 later this month (27 May). Company has released a teaser video promising top-of-the line features in the forthcoming device. It is touted to flaunt metal-body and 2K display specifications, which were sorely missed in the Samsung Galaxy S5.
With the launch of G3, LG is renewing the battle with the domestic rival Samsung like they had last year. Both the companies raced time to launch world's first curved display smartphone. Though Samsung won the race by announcing Galaxy Round first, it failed to impress the critics and never crossed the South Korean shores, whereas LG's G-Flex heaped praises from critics for its ergonomic design language and its innovative self-healing back cover and went to get released in multiple international markets.