The Galaxy S5 was a bit of a downside to what consumers were expecting from Samsung, it came with mediocre specifications and without some of the new features smartphones like the Oppo Find 7 and LG G3 both have, like the 2K display, 3GB of RAM or Snapdragon 805 processor.
To mend the issue, Samsung might be looking to add an even higher end smartphone into the market before the end of 2014. The name of this product will be the Galaxy F, previously known as the Galaxy S5 Prime to leakers.
The Galaxy F will come with a metallic design, instead of the weird dimpled rubber back on the Galaxy S5. It looks like Samsung will finally get it right in terms of design, after failing this year and falling victim to LG G3 in South Korea and the HTC One M8 on popularity.
Internally, the Galaxy F will be a step up from the Galaxy S5, running a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and more internal storage options. The display on the Galaxy F will be a step up too, moving from 1080p to a 2560 x 1440 display to match the LG G3.
The heart-rate sensor appears to be still on the Galaxy F in a leaked render of the device. The leaker, @evleaks, could not confirm the source. We hope this will also come with the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5, making it a proper step up from the current flagship.
Weirdly, the leaker also suggested this would be the next in line to the flagship throne and the Galaxy S6 would not be happening. An odd statement to make given the success of the Galaxy S line and Samsung’s reliance on the Galaxy S5 doing well in international markets.
We still question the Galaxy F or S5 Prime, would Samsung really risk annoying the Galaxy S5 buyers and turning all their promotional material to trash just to get a phone out in the market that can compete heavily against the HTC One M8 and LG G3.