Will there or will there not be a premium Galaxy S 5?

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For several months, we have heard that Samsung will offer a premium version of the Galaxy S 5. Rumors have flipflopped between it being called a “Prime” version to being part of the “F Series,” but the fact that it was in the pipeline was always consistent.

Now the report is that Samsung’s mobile chief, J.K. Shin, denies the existence of a premium Galaxy S 5……

(Translated) “In addition to the Galaxy S5 bring additional premium model was rea article, is wrong,” and  “Galaxy S5 and such, no such thing”

However, the Vice Chairman & CEO, Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, admitted they are working on a premium lineup, which will include phones…

“We will maintain our dominance in key businesses, such as mobile phones, TVs and memory chips, by rolling out premium lineups.”

This premium lineup has already started with tablets as in the TabPRO and NotePRO editions. However, little is really known about a premium phone. Everyone just assumed it would be based on the Galaxy S 5. The fact that JK Shin denies a premium Galaxy S 5 and Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon confirms there will be premium phones, seems to indicate that a new premium phone will fall into the “F Series.”  It could still be a phone based on a Galaxy S 5, but since it won’t be called a Galaxy S 5, JK Shin’s comment would still hold. On the other hand, Samsung could reserve this “F Series” for phones with curved displays.

Unfortunately, we can only speculate, but one thing you can bet on is that Samsung will unveil a premium smartphone sometime this year. When exactly? Rumors indicate around June, but it will definitely be before Apple unveils the new iPhone(s).

sources: kbench / globalpost
via: SamMobile


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.