Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will compete in the higher end market similar to Apple's target all throughout the years. According to reports, the Galaxy S5 Prime will come with a variety of gold hues including killer features that can challenge the upcoming iPhone 6. Reportedly running on Qualcomm's 805 and offering better LTE connectivity and resolution, can the Galaxy S5 Prime be a contender against Apple's much anticipated handset?
A series of leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime showed up hinting at a number of gold variations to come. Notorius tipser @evleaks published a number of photos showcasing the S5 Prime device in "perfect golden hue" and "glowing gold" editions. According to @evleaks, the glowing gold variant is different from the "perfect golden hue" edition giving people a number of gold S5 Prime options.
The Galaxy S5 Prime has been making waves especially following Samsung's release of the flagship S5 and reports about Apple's iPhone 6. More importantly, a Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A variant came out in South Korea blowing the specs of the original flagship out of the water. Many consider the handset as a preview of what Samsung wants to do with its higher end devices. The Galaxy S5 Prime or the Galaxy F series will reportedly be the offering high end specs targeting a similar market as Apple has been throughout the years.
According to Ecumenical News, the Galaxy S5 Prime will come with the following features: Snapdragon 805 quad-processor, 2560x1440 display and 5.2-inch screen. According to Guru Focus, should Samsung come up with device then it can offer higher pixel density than previous Samsung phones but with a higher price.
It will be expensive to develop the reported specs of the Prime series. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S5 device offered improved specs and for around $100 cheaper than the starting price of the Galaxty S4. However, if Samsung wants to maintain its margin then it will have to increase the price of the upcoming S5 Prime or cut back on the features.
It also boils down to whether Apple should be worried with a more aggressive handset from Samsung. If there is one thing Apple has done excellently throughout the years is maintain its price range and premium features without sacrificing as much of the market share. The company continues to sell iPhones. According to Raymond James analyst Tavic McCourt, Apple seemed immune to the price consideration affecting many handsets. Despite the possible $100 premium on the bigger iPhone 6, the market appears undeterred. According to McCourt: "Apple will likely charge a $100 premium for the 5.5 inch version that media reports have suggested will be available a few months after the 4.7 inch version."
"Our June consumer survey points to continued growth in the willingness of iPhone users to pay $100 more for a bigger screened iPhone, with now a full one-third of survey respondents willing to pay a $100 premium," he added.
Analysts believe if Samsung can come up with a high end phone and improve its ecosystem then it can address the gap between Android and Apple's iOS ecosystem possibly giving Apple's iPhone series a run for its money.