Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ said to sport Exynos and Intel variants – NDTV

After the launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, we have been
hearing of numerous variants of the smartphone, such as a premium
version
, a mini version, and a camera phone version. Recent reports once
again point to the existence of a premium version, and also indicate a
number of expected features and specifications of the device, which is
said to be dubbed Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.

Reportedly codenamed
‘Project KQ’, following the Project K codename used for the
already-released Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Prime is being said to finally
bring to reality some previous rumours regarding a Quad-HD display on
the Galaxy S5. Sammobile also reports
that Samsung would be ditching the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets on
the KQ premium variant, and would instead use an Intel processor for one
of the two variants, while the other is said to sport the Samsung
Exynos 5430 chipset.

Going into further details, it is being said
that the for the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime sporting the Exynos 5430,
Samsung might aim for a 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz clocking speed on the ARM
Cortex A15 and A7 cores respectively, and boast of a small boost in CPU
power compared to previous iterations. Furthermore, the report mentions
the GPU on the Exynos 5430 will sport the same Mali Midgard architecture
seen in the previous Exynos 5422 chipset version, however, the new
version is said to get a clock speed boost up to 600MHz from the
previous version’s 533MHz. A HVEC hardware decoder might also get
introduced for media consumption.

Reports further hint that
Intel’s XMM7260 Category 6 (300mbit/s) LTE modem will be featured in the
Intel chipset variant, which will reportedly ship only to European
regions with no word on the US model. However, the report says a
possibility remains that Samsung might make a Galaxy S5 Prime variant
with a Snapdragon 805 chipset.

The report also mentions two other
recently leaked Samsung devices, a new high-end tablet device in
prototype stages codenamed “a3w5″ touting a QHD screen resolution and
coming with Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE versions. Also mentioned was an “S”
(slte_eur) device, which is described as sporting the same
specifications as the KQ variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

For
now, we’d suggest you take the details mentioned in the above report
with a pinch of salt, with Samsung not having officially revealed
anything about variants for the Galaxy S5 till date.

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