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Samsung Galaxy S5 “premium” edition on its way?

Cast your mind back to before the Galaxy S5 reveal – remember that there were rumours of two versions of the handset, one being a "premium" flavour? Well, that didn't happen at launch, obviously, but there's still speculation that such a variant is in the offing.

The latest on this is some benchmarking which GFXBench spotted (via C-Net) for a device called the Samsung SM-G906S – the model number of the Galaxy S5 being SM-G900. The G906S is recorded as having a 5.2in display with a stonking 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (which is overkill at that size, really – but should look pretty darn sharp!). A 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor is also on board this rumoured premium S5.

The Galaxy S5 which is on sale a week today has a 5.1in Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1080, and is powered by a Snapdragon 801.

There is also the potential that such a premium device could improve on the build quality, with the S5 still keeping that oft-moaned-about plastic finish the S4 and predecessors had. Could we see some sort of metal finish to rival the class of the HTC One M8?

Let's not get carried away, though – this is, as ever in the mobile world, just another rumour.

If Samsung's plan is to release a premium version in the near-ish future, however, it could run the risk of incurring some wrath from those who buy the S5 upon its release – in other words, those who didn't get to have the choice of a premium option (which they would have, given a simultaneous release of both variants, of course).