There’s a new entrant in the the “Name the Samsung Premium Smartphone Sweepstakes.” In spite of the fact that nothing is really known about Samsung’s much-rumored premium smartphone, and that Samsung’s CEO, JK Sin, has repeatedly said that Samsung is not working on a premium Galaxy S5, the rumors continue to fly, each new one contradicting the last. In the last month, we’ve read it’s going to have an all metal chassis, or a metal frame with a metallic finished plastic back. Or maybe it’s still going to be plastic. We’ve seen a photo showing it to have chamfered edges, like an iPhone, but the latest rumors say no, it won’t. (So where did that photo come from?) It’s going to be released in September, unless it’s in August. And it’s to be called the Galaxy S5 Prime, except when it’s going to be called the Galaxy F. Or, just maybe, the Galaxy Alpha.
At least that’s what the Korean publication ETnews is reporting now. According to this latest rumor, the phone will be a mix of Galaxy S5 and Note features in a high quality metal chassis, and will be released in the middle of August in order to beat Apple’s iPhone 6 to the punch. Other than the name and date, there isn’t really anything new, or any more detail, than in previous rumors.
Galaxy S5 Prime? Galaxy F? Galaxy Alpha? Or nothing at all? Anyway, until we see something a lot more solid, we’ll call it the Galaxy Vaporware.
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