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Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus with Snapdragon 805 goes online on the company’s website

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus with Snapdragon 805 goes online on the company’s website
A couple of months ago, Samsung announced a Galaxy S5 4G+ to be launched in Singapore – a handset, much similar to the standard Galaxy S5, with only a CPU bump – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 that can be found under the S5's hood is upgraded to a Snapdragon 805 chip in the S5 4G+. Of course, this CPU bump means not only a boost in processing power, but also faster LTE speeds, courtesy of Qualcomm's higher-end chip.

Seems Samsung is planning to bring the Galaxy S5 4G+ to more areas, as the phone has been spotted in the manufacturer's Netherlands website. It is disguised under the name Galaxy S5 Plus, a name which could lead one to hope that it's a more powerful version of the flagship – like the Galaxy S5 LTE-A – but, unfortunately, after reading the specs, it becomes obvious – the S5 Plus that's now in Europe is the S5 4G+ that was announced in Singapore 2 months ago. Oh, and both models are named G901F, so there's that.

Otherwise, the device looks exactly like the S5 and sports the very same specs - 5.1" 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 2 GB of RAM, and 2,800 mAh battery.

So, assuming that Samsung stays true to its annual upgrade cycle, the Galaxy S6 should be announced around February next year – about 4 months from now. Do you think it's a great idea on Sammy's part to still be rolling out new variants of the S5?


source: Samsung (NL website) via SamMobile

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posted on 21 Oct 2014, 06:35 24

1. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Another day... Another Sa.....GOD THIS JOKE IS TOO OLD

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 06:56 10

6. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


msung.... what? Another one.... Yup it's another day, alright.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 08:05 7

14. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


but its true

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:50 1

28. bendgate (unregistered)


They never learn.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 12:55 7

33. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


And they are still the highest selling Android OEM
Until that changes Samsung will probably keep doing this since it seems to be working quite well for them

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:45

47. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8975; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No it isn't. Last year they sold 350M phones and they made a killing. This year they aren't. They simply have to many models.

Please understand this. Samsung has a distribution channel that is almost double what Appel has. For example, when Apple released the 6's, they did so in only 10 countries, while the Note 4 will be avail in 140 countries. So that means even if they only sell 50,000 phone in each country, that would onluy be 7 million people which is still less than Apple at release, but much better availability.

But when you add all these models, it creates more overhead from, more production, more distribution and that costsmoney. Samsung is spending the money very fast and results in lower profits.

We already saw that Samsung Electronics lost money. The claim was because Chinese competition has stepped up. Sure, but that;s only part of the problem.

The other problem is Apple has taken away money from Samsung too. For example, Samsung is making less of the Apple CPU's, that means less money, Samsung is also making even lesser parts for the iPhone, also Apple didn't use corning glass which Samsung Electronics has 5% ownership off, that also means less money.

Samsung cares more about maretshare it seems because the bigger your market the more time you have to adjust to changes in such a volatile market.

if people decided they didn't want Smartphones in just the USA, Apple would lose more than 50% of its sales which would hurt. Since Samsung products are avail in more countries because they have a varied portfolio, they would be hurt, but a lot less because they would have more time to make adjustments.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 22:08

54. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Android OEM
I'm interested to see this iPhone with Android, link please?

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:11 2

20. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


We will see sam-galaxy flood soon....in future.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:05 1

23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1608; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This phone has better performance that every other android device.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:06

41. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


And they say Sony releases flagships too often....

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 06:37 5

2. Spedez (Posts: 441; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


4 months is eternity in mobile handset business.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 13:42 4

36. buccob (Posts: 2525; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


And people complain about Xperia Zs 6 month cycles...

They should rename them Z, Z plus, Z1, Z1 plus... and so on... then people wouldn't complain as much...

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 13:56 1

38. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The difference is the GS5 variations never leave test markets and actually have SD805's and QHD screens.

The Z's bring nothing. They all use the sd801 or lower and they are actually released worldwide.

Their is a difference between fully marketing two or three flagships a year and releasing one heavily marketed flagship and then testing parts with variations of that product in countries Samsung haters shouldn't even know about.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:12 1

42. buccob (Posts: 2525; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


but the difference between Z models are actually bigger than those "plus" variants on Samsung...

CPU and display always get the most talk... but egonomics, battery life, and overall design improvement are more important to me now that we have reached unnoticeable pixels and speedy performance even with midrangers...

So what the Z3 brought over the Z2 to the table is actually a better improvement than say this S5 Plus over the S5...

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:39

50. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Let's just say you are right. Either way Sony is putting 2 or 3 entries into the flagship 5 inch category while Samsung is still putting only one and experimenting outside of the competition.

What Sony is doing is against the social rules but what Samsung is doing isn't. Samsung still only has one Galaxy S entry a year and the websites and consumers treat it as such. With Sony they have like at least 2 entries a year and that's why people complain.

The GS5 variants are just manufacturing differences. Maybe the plus just ran out of SD801's and they had to use the SD805. No one should complain about that.

But if Samsung releases the GS7 in the same year as the GS6 like Sony is going to do with the Z4 and Z5, then by all means. Trash Samsung because they would deserve it. What they are doing right now though, they don't deserve the same flak as Sony.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 06:41 7

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2005; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


i rather get note 4 with ois than this lil thing..

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:07

24. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


so when Note 4 plus with next generation sd810 is coming?

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 06:45

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1608; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This will have similar GPU perf to the iPhone 6 so this is great

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 06:48 5

5. DBounce (Posts: 145; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


It's the Alpha that I would like to see with these specs. It has the design and style to challenge the iPhone.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:58

13. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Do we really need Samsung to take on the iPhone spec-for-spec though? The Galaxy S line got where it is today by giving us more bang for the buck than Apple. iPhone users aren't likely to be swayed by a similar product, especially now that size isn't an issue. Play to your strengths, and take on LG and HTC on the design front.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:11

19. mixedfish (Posts: 1156; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


You mean like the Note 4?

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 13:59

39. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Exynos 5400 version of the Alpha beats the iPhone 6 already spec for spec. Slap IOS on it and it would perform better than the iPhone 6 if it doesn't already does.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:12 1

7. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


5.1" display not 5"

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:18 3

8. paul.k (Posts: 149; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


Oops, thanks

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:20

9. Naitto (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


No enough is enough

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:33

10. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


No. The only way I would consider it is if it came with an S-pen. Yes, I want one on the smaller (using that term loosely) form-factor. That's just me though.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:35 1

11. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 779; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Dont hate the device, it is just a mere s5, in the end you're not obliged to buy it.
Anyway I am actually so excited with the s6. I hope Samsung has some bolder touchwiz refinements with it, though I actually like what theyv done with the TW of note 4. But I am looking for something more :) uhmm speakers also..
Well, theyr heading the right direction w/ the alpha and note 4.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:47

12. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Oh, yeah, I would love me some front facing speakers and TW refinement.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 08:24

15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 985; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Same battery as S5, same display, same 2GB RAM, lol, happy with my Note 4, thanks. :)

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 08:38

16. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 175; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Samsung Galaxy S5+ ?

How can people sit here and constantly DEFEND Samsung when they release phones almost EVERY single day ? They're becoming more like Sega every day. (Sega CD, Game Gear, Genesis, Saturn, Pico, 32X) It's overkill; Sega had ALL of those systems out at the same time.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:02

17. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


People had the same criticism of HTC two years back. "Don't buy a One X+! They're just going to release an X++ next month!" Yeah, yeah. Buyer's remorse. Know that there will always be a bigger, better Android every few months. Short of releasing a brand new Galaxy S every three months, they do what they feel they must to compete.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:28

21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3928; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I wonder how some Apple fans sit there and proudly tell people that Apple has the highest profit margin of any company out there. That's like saying this company is gouging me more than any other company and I'm proud of that fact.

Not trying to start a fanboy war, just trying to illustrate the point people do some weird things. Samsung maybe coming out with new phones every other day, but we don't have to buy each and every one. Many are only for specific areas. Let's look at the US. How many models have they actually released this year for the US? If you look at it by region, it's not as bad.

But either way it's no different than any other discussion like this. I've seen people get mad that a car company released a newer model with better features just after they bought their car.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:02

40. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They shouldn't need defending. If they want to release a Netherlands only phone with different soecs because they can, how does that affect you? Lol

Jeez you haters are retarded. They manufacturer things. That's how they make money and they have to manufacturer things to make money....why hate them for it?

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:46

51. willard12 (Posts: 1564; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


How has this negatively affected you? Are you not able to walk through the ATT or VZW stores because of all the Samsung devices clogging the aisles? Maybe they should release 1 x device every 10 years. That way, you know you have the best device from that company for a decade.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:03 1

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1048; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


And I thought iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ show minor different, Samsung really beat that

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:53

22. greenelektron (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Omg samsung.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:41 3

25. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)


Omg another Sammy phone floods the market that no one cares about

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:47

26. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


this is where they fell of in my opinion...they just tend to put out whatever and take a hit or miss approach and etc

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:50

27. Loubielou (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Why?not a Metal Version of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 11:29

29. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


They just pulled an Apple. Same device, minor upgrades.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 12:27

32. CellPhonesExpert (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Oct 2014)


no, they pulled a samsung

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:28

44. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


What other Samsung phone was the exact same body style with slightly different internals?? Just wondering because I can't think of anything. They always switch up the chassis when they remake a phone. This time they didnt.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 22:23

55. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


galaxy s plus,galaxy s2 plus,galaxy s3 neo

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 11:42

30. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Hopefully the better processor will eliminate some of the TouchWiz lag...

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 12:08 1

31. Planterz (Posts: 2038; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


3gb of RAM probably would have helped more. Or at least would have helped. TouchWiz uses so much RAM, especially in the flagship devices with more features (aka useless crap you don't use running in the background).

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 13:42

35. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


That would walk into Note territory for now

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 13:39 2

34. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Great. More competition. More choices. More power to everyone. Only idiots dont get that

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 13:52

37. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This is not coming anywhere near the U.S. and most countries, so I don't see why people care if they release this in an obscure market. The GS5 LTE A never left s Korea for example.

Anyways, this seems like nothing more than SD805 testing and an opportunity to call out Apple on their 750p bs benchmarks. And SD805 on a 1080p should run rough shod on the iPhone 6 plus.

Now if Samsung wanted to troll Apple even more, they should put the Exynos 5433 on some special Korean edition of the Alpha, then that would own the benchmarks.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:26

43. srgonu (Posts: 241; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Samsung releases multiple variants and take a hell a lot of time to figure out which one to upgrade

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:37 2

46. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8975; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


False. No matter how many variants of the S5 there are, they would all get the same exact upgrade. All S5's pretty much have the same hardware, just maybe a different style like S5 vs S5 Active.

What I hate is Samsung has really hurt the Galaxy branding. They should have left it with the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. The other phones shouldn't be called Galaxy at all. Like the Alpha, it should just be the Samsung Alpha, and they shouldn't have made it look anything like the Galaxy S at all.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:33

57. srgonu (Posts: 241; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Same hardware?. S5 has 801 and this has 805. "Pretty much" doesn't work when comes to upgrades.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 14:35

45. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8975; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Too bad this chip wasn't avail when the S5 first came out. The chip came out afterwards.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 15:16

48. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


And here come the haters who say that it's another Samsung. It's true, but if it doesn't appeal to you, then don't bother clicking the article. Other than that, S5 Plus should have been similar to the LTE-A S5 with QHD. Well at least this phone is good for people who want an 805 and don't want QHD.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:35

49. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


it's marketing strategy to sell what S5 stock left, they just simply change the proccessor on the available galaxy S5 to make it more appealing, not big deal for samsung.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 18:10

52. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Sammy! Add an S-pen to this + change to the Sony camera sensor and keep the water/dust resistance. That would be my ideal phone! I know it won't happen, but a guy can dream...

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 19:24

53. CellPhonesExpert (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Oct 2014)


Is this the next big thing?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 10:39

56. macguy3135 (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


They can't even come up with an original name
You would have guessed once apple used the name plus eveyone will use it

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