Galaxy S5 Prime Release Date: Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone Launched in S. Korea

UPDATE: Samsung launched a better Galaxy S5 in South Korea but it did not call it “Prime,” according to reports.

BGR reported the phone will be restricted in South Korea for the time being, with no updates as to whether the handset will be launched elsewhere.

The phone has LTE-A support with speeds up to 300 Mbps.

It also has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display that features a 2560 x 1440 resolution (576 PPI) and a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.


Earlier update below:

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime could see a South Korea launch date in the near future.

According to ZDNet Korea, the Galaxy S5 Prime could be launched under a different name in South Korea, reported. It says KT, the largest mobile operator in Korea, started taking preorders for a phone that has support for a 225 Mbps LTE network.

A source told the publication the phone will likely by the S5 Prime, and it could be released next week.

BGR also reported that the Korea Times said all three local mobile carriers, including KT, will have the 225 Mbps LTE-A networks setup later in June.

It says the Galaxy S5 Prime will have a high-definition 2K display and a faster processor for LTE-A.


AP UPDATE: Samsung tablets to have richer colors in screens  

NEW YORK (AP) — New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs.

These screens, known as AMOLED for active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes, are already found in smartphones made by Samsung and a few other manufacturers. But until now, tablets haven’t used them because larger AMOLED screens are more difficult to produce.

Samsung Electronics Co. is trying to change that with its upcoming line of Android tablets, called the Galaxy Tab S. On Thursday, Samsung announced two such models, with screens of 8.4 inches and 10.5 inches, as measured diagonally.

The tablets will start selling in the U.S. in July at $400 for the smaller model and $500 for the larger one — the same as comparable iPads. Models with 4G LTE cellular access are expected later in the year.

Samsung is the world’s second-largest maker of tablets, behind Apple and its trend-setting iPads. In recent years, Samsung has been gaining market share — at Apple’s expense — by offering a wide range of sizes and quality.

Earlier this year, it unveiled a “Pro” brand aimed at professionals. The “Tab” brand has been used onSamsung’s budget tablets and don’t come with a stylus, as Samsung’s “Note” tablets do. With the new screens, Samsung is elevating the Tab line to become its flagship tablet.