And as another nail in the coffin of the so called S5 Prime gaining wider distribution.. Samsung just announced (earlier today) a Note 3.5 model. If you look at the specs, it's really the S5 Prime with a 5.6" screen positioned as an intermediate Note model.
Obviously a face saving move allowing them to continue the charade that the S5 Prime was never intended for worldwide sales. The new model is being called the Note Edge and makes it even less likely that you will see many custom ROMs for the "S5 Prime".
Agreed. But Samsung took the safe, conservative way out and didn't break much real new ground with the S5. They just refined the S4 and added more apps. More to the point, amongst all the rumours of a S5 Prime model, Samsung blatantly lied and told us categorically that there would be no forthcoming S5 prime model, to boost initial S5 sales. They didn't want people holding off in wait for the Prime version.
That created a lot of anger and outrage when the deception was revealed. And a lot of us suspect that the S5 Prime was originally planned for wide release, but to save face was subsequently designated as an Asian market only handset. At the very least, it was criminal that Samsung released the original S5 with a 16 GB ROM in NA and less RAM than the existing N3. Criminal because the S5 was supposedly the flagship device, but the marketing people new thought that they could get away with the inferior specs.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|