Rumors have been swirling for some time now that Samsung would release a high-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a super-dense screen and presumably high-powered processor to power it — and now we're getting our first form of confirmation (albeit not official from Samsung) on the device. The "Galaxy S5 Prime", we called it. These rumors began surfacing long before the Galaxy S5 announced, primarily that we would see a phone with an absurd 1440x2560 "QHD". Today we've got some new details care of SamMobile about where Samsung's going with this mythical device.
According to SamMobile's sources, the Galaxy S5 was originally prototyped as Project K with the eye-popping QHD display, but that was dropped early on in the revision process for the regular HD screen that we had in our Galaxy S5 review. But with the LG G3 confirmed to have a QHD display, it was only a matter of time before Samsung followed suit. And so that's where we find ourselves with "Project KQ".
The KQ (only a codename for now) is said to be powered by a Samsung Exynos 5430 processor, have Intel LTE, and the 5.2-inch QHD display. The octo-core processor is said to have four 2.1 Ghz cores for high power jobs and four lower power 1.5 GHz cores. It's partnere with an upgraded 600 MHz Mali GPU. The Intel LTE modem brings support for LTE Cat. 6 (with an absurd 300 mbps top speed) for markets outside of Korea, while the Korean version will have Samsung's own LTE network. SamMobile does note that none of this is for certain with this report — Project KQ is still in development, and undoubtedly Samsung wants to let the Galaxy S5 ride for a little while before overshadowing it with the KQ. And we have no projection of when Project KQ might come to market, where it will be available, or even how much this next-gen smartphone might cost. But we can bet that it's coming, perhaps soon.