Leaked photos reveal new "Prime" Samsung Galaxy S5 model

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An aluminium “Prime” version of the S5 has been rumoured for the last few weeks and is thought to be positioned as a premium version of Samsung’s flagship handset, which the Korean tech giant unveiled back in February.

PhoneArena has been tipped off with a bunch of photos that reportedly show off the phone.

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The main difference when compared with the original S5 is that it has been made from aluminium, as opposed to plastic. Another cosmetic difference is that the phone’s speaker has been moved from the back to the bottom.

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In terms of specifications, the rumoured Galaxy Prime will come with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, instead of the Snapdragon 801 as seen on the original Galaxy S5. Plus, the Adreno 330 GPU has been replaced with the Adreno 420, and there’ll be 3GB of RAM, compared to the 2GB of the S5. There’s also talk of Android 4.4.3 coming pre-installed out of the phone’s box.

The aluminium body should help the handset – assuming it is real (we’re fairly sure) – compete more effectively with competitors. Though the Galaxy S5 hasn’t struggled to sell, the plastic body has received criticism when compared to the classier feel of the Sony Xperia Z2 and iPhone 5S.

We’ll let you know if we hear about a release date.

Nicholas Fearn