Thanks to our favorite smartphone industry news leaker @evleaks, we now have a sneak peak at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy F (also known as the Prime variant). We’ve mentioned this device on numerous occasions here on blog, discussing some of its possible features and specifications. While Samsung has yet to confirm the existence of the Galaxy F, we knew it was coming given the company’s similar variants with the Galaxy S4.
Evleaks tweeted the Galaxy F photo on July 2, along with the caption: “Samsung Galaxy F, in crystal clear, 2014.” This immediately triggered a response from the smartphone community, with some Twitter users asking questions like “I just noticed that i dont see a front camera?” and “so its different from s5 prime?” These are both frequently asked questions regarding the Galaxy F, so we’ll do our best to answer them.
We’re assuming the front-facing camera is one of the small circular devices at the top. Being that the front-facing camera is considered a “secondary” camera, it will feature a lower resolution than the rear-facing “primary” camera. And the Galaxy F is the same as the Prime. Samsung is reportedly marketing it under the “Galaxy F” name — reasons for which we did not know.
Unfortunately, we don’t know many details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy F. The South Korean tech manufacturer has done a phenomenal job at keeping quiet in the midst of consumer anticipation. With that said, evLeaks and several media outlets have released specs which are reportedly connected to the Galaxy F. For instance, one rumor suggests the Samsung Galaxy F will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor — a step up from the Galaxy S5’s 801 processor.
Other rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy F will feature 3 GB RAM, 5.3-inch 1440 x 2560 QHD display, 16-megapixel primary camera, and dustproof/waterproof technology.
The Galaxy F was also spotted on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under model numbers SM-G906S, SM-G906K and SM-G906L.
How much will the Galaxy F cost? Again, we still don’t know any specifics regarding pricing, but it’s safe to assume it will cost a minimum of $100 more than the Galaxy S5 (if not more). The launch-edition Galaxy S5 isn’t cheap by means, so Samsung is taking somewhat of a risk by releasing an even pricier “Prime” variant.
What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy F? We’d love to hear what you think about Samsung’s “premium” Galaxy smartphone in the comments section below!