Prior to the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch event last month rumors were running wild about what we could expect from Samsung in 2014. Talks of a 2560 x 1440 QHD display, 8-core processors, and an all metal or aluminum unibody design much like the HTC One or iPhone.
We’ve heard rumors about a new ultra-premium Samsung Galaxy F lineup to take over the top spot and offer a premium experience for Samsung users, and possibly even a Galaxy S5 Premium launching later this year. There’s also been countless concept renders suggesting the same thing. However, today Samsung man in charge has officially silenced these rumors, and claims no such premium device exists or is coming soon.
According to Samsung CEO JK Shin, the rumors about a premium Galaxy S5 or a new “F” series are all plain “wrong”. The Samsung exec reportedly told Korean media this earlier in the week to silence many of the false rumors that have been swirling about Samsung’s smartphone lineup.
This high end phone to fill the gap between the Galaxy S5 and Note series has apparently been completely silenced by the company’s own CEO. At this point though, we really should take any rumors or CEO comments with a grain of salt. With the Galaxy S5 launch nearing, Samsung doesn’t want there to be doubt in potential buyers minds.
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced last month and is a quality smartphone. Offering a 5.1-inch 1080p HD display, quad-core 2.5 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, micro-SD slot, and a stunning 16 megapixel camera. Add in water resistant features, fingerprint and heart rate monitor sensors, and the latest Android 4.4 KitKat it has a lot going for it.
The Galaxy S5 is rumored to launch in the US across all major carriers within the first few weeks of April. The general date being tossed around in April 11th, but we’ll know in the next week or so as carriers make announcements and open pre-orders.
That said, we could still see a premium model or additional Galaxy smartphone later this year. For now though, Samsung has all its focus on the Galaxy S5 and upcoming Galaxy Note 4.