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Samsung and HTC rumored to have "Prime" versions in the work

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 06, 2014.

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There's a running joke that buying an Android smartphone is cause for frustration because a newer and better version will surely debut weeks after your purchase. However, rarely does someone expect the newer and better phone to come from the same company, something that Samsung and HTC are both rumored to do later this year.

The HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are the latest flagship smartphones from two of the leading names in Android. Though both phones debuted last month, there are rumors of new "Prime" versions launching later this year. According to one leak, HTC will release a smartphone with a 5.5-inch quad HD display, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and an 18-megapixel Duo camera. Samsung's S5 Prime would have a 5.2-inch quad HD display and launch in June.

Both rumors are very questionable. In HTC's case, the company has struggled to improve its financial situation, so why both delivering the 2014 flagship if it was going to introduce an even better smartphone shortly after? Faced with the juggernaut that is Samsung, HTC has to put out the best it can conjure up, so a Prime version seems unlikely. Samsung could possibly pull it off, but releasing an even better version of the device so soon only makes sense if you believe Samsung has difficulty producing the QHD panels in sufficient volumes to satisfy demand. Then again, if Samsung can't pull it off, how can HTC?

source: G4Games, via: Phone Arena

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