Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime with 2K Display Tipped to Launch in June: Report

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By Rohit KVN | April 29, 2014 5:47 PM EST

Though Samsung had publicly ruled out working on a top-end Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone, a report has surfaced online that company might actually launch the rumored phone in couple of months.

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New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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South Korean media house, Asia Today citing industry sources has claimed that Samsung is in fact prepping to launch the flagship Galaxy S5 Prime in June.

The report comes just days after the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime test models - SM-GS906K and SM-GS906S landed in India for R&D purposes. Samsung is reportedly working on the new phone under the code name 'Project KQ'. [Note: Before Galaxy S5 made its global debut, it was internally known as Project K].

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime is said to flaunt a 5.2-inch screen with QHD (aka 2K) 2560x1440p display resolutions and is expected to ship with Android v4.4.2 OS out-of-the-box.

Under the hood, it houses 3GB RAM and 32GB (25GB available) inbuilt storage, 16.0-megapixel main camera and a 2.0-megapixel front camera, both capable of taking full HD video.

Like all flagship devices, Samsung is expected to ship two Galaxy S5 Prime variants for different markets - one with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 series chipset for developed markets where 4G network is widely available and another model with Exynos series (probably 5430) Octa-core processor in emerging markets like India and others.

Besides Galaxy S5 Prime, Samsung is also slated to launch a Galaxy S5 Mini with water-resistant body.

Earlier today, company officially announced the camera-centric Samsung Galaxy K Zoom with 20.0-megapixel camera boasting ½.3 BSI CMOS sensor, 10 x optical zoom, OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) and AF assisted LED.

(Ed: AJ)

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New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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