Samsung’s recent unveiling of the Galaxy S5 was met with a collection of moans and groans from analysts and consumers who were expecting something a little more "premium" from the Korean company. Rumors of a S5 model built with a more advanced technical specification and higher quality exterior have been circulating for quite some time, and although Samsung dampened a few spirits during the recent Mobile World Congress presentation, it appears that all hope is not yet lost. In an effort to appeal to the higher-end market, and compete directly with the likes of HTC, Samsung look set to introduce a premium Galaxy S5 model that would be the backbone of a luxury F line of devices.
Reports flooding out of Samsung’s home territory are suggesting that company executives were engaged in a behind-the-scenes meeting during MWC, with the intention of forging a route forward for the luxury F line of hardware. To get the range off to the best possible start and achieve a large user base from the beginning, Samsung wants to launch the new luxury range with an improved Galaxy S5 model during the month of May. If the rumors are to be believed then we should be all set to welcome the upgraded Galaxy S5 shortly after Taiwan based HTC introduce the One 2.
The improved F line S5 is purported to come built with an improved chassis to make the device feel more robust and high-end. The underlying structure of the smartphone will be built from aluminum and will ship with an improved technical specification. Full specifications for the device aren’t known just yet, but it’s likely that the hardware will benefit from an improved Exynos processor and come with a larger display. Samsung’s range of S based smartphones have always proved to be extremely popular with consumers. However, each iteration always comes with the same criticism over the poor plastic build quality. This premium F line should at least remove that criticism.
As with most rumors that gather pace as quick as this one, there’s rarely any smoke without some kind of fire. The launch of a luxury S5 in May could open the door for Samsung to introduce two models of each device going forward. The same sources are suggesting that we could also have a standard and luxury model of the Galaxy Note 4 by the end of the calendar year.
(Source: ETNews [Google Translate])
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