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Upgraded Galaxy S5 and LG G3 models with Snapdragon 805 CPU launching soon, claims Korean media

Upgraded Galaxy S5 and LG G3 models with Snapdragon 805 CPU launching soon, claims Korean media

Oh, the Samsung-LG battle - it is quickly becoming the chief manufacturer rivalry in the Android universe, judging from the monsters that the Galaxy S5 and LG G3 turned out to be, and a precursor to many good things lying ahead for us simple users. Now that both flagship announcement are behind us, what's there to look forward to? Well, upgraded versions of those phones, of course.

Korean media is reporting that we will see upgraded Galaxy S5 and LG G3 handset just in time for the 225Mbps LTE network rollout on the main local carriers. These might very well be the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime/Galaxy F and upgraded G3 we've been hearing about for months now. The upscale S5 is said to be a direct response to the Quad HD G3, equipped with a 5.3" display of the same resolution, and a Snapdragon 805 processor, while the only thing LG has to do is slap the same processor in the already existing G3, and that's precisely what the premium LG phone is rumored to be. 

The issue here is that Snapdragon 801, as currently found in the two flagship, has an LTE modem that maxes out at 150Mbps LTE-Advanced speeds. Snapdragon 805, on the other hand, besides being faster, and with more features, also sports a Cat 6 LTE modem, capable to hit 300 Mbps theoretical speeds, so the upgraded S5 and G3 are needed to take full advantage of the new network speeds rolling throughout Korea.

Now, whether these two new flagships will see the light of day outside of Korea's ultrafast LTE networks, remains to be seen, though if the past is any indication, they just might, at least in some form. For now, LG's official comment is cited to be: "details of the new model such as timing of launch and price are not yet fixed and the firm will concentrate on the existing G3 for the moment." Imagine how pissed would the current S5 and G3 owners be if Samsung and LG outed a better version of their handsets just a month or two after launch, yet we are sure that the marketing departments in the two electronics giants will figure it out, so we'd say bring them on.

source: KoreaTimes

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posted on 16 Jun 2014, 06:32 3

1. chunky1x (Posts: 254; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Does this mean that all future Samsung and LG flagship phones are just S5 and G3 with monthly incremental specs increase?

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:13 7

5. CoastCity (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Since we hear before that S5 Prime/F goes for September and LG is " concentrated on the existing G3 for the moment" early adopters from both side will not be pissed at all. A matter to be pissed on G3's is the screen's bad sunlight legibility. I'd rather had it with 1080p and better sunlight legibility.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:29 1

7. vincelongman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Exactly, its the S5/G3 won't suddenly stop working once the Prime models are out

Also last year Samsung release the S4 LTE-A with the newer S800, so people shouldn't be too surprised

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:29 2

8. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


I have one and the sunlight legibility is actually fine. Don't judge until you've experienced it first hand.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:42

11. CoastCity (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Just click expandhttp://tinyurl.com/q4wupef

I wanted that phone, then I saw that deal breaker (too much sun in my country)

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 09:48

13. techperson211 (Posts: 707; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


And they say 6 months cycle for Sony is bad.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 06:36 1

2. hipnotika (Posts: 305; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


iphone is the king !

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 06:40 12

3. chunky1x (Posts: 254; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


In your dreams.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 06:43 2

4. antonioli (Posts: 185; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Ok, guy. The topic is about that.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 01:35 1

22. eddiea (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


And u must be the queen?

posted on 27 Jun 2014, 02:22

26. hipnotika (Posts: 305; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


no your mother is the queen of my dreams :)

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:28

6. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Great now I have to buy another G3.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:39

9. Gamas_K (Posts: 61; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Well, the LTE-A Galaxy S5 is just only a galaxy s5 with SD805, and LTE-A G3 is just a G3 with SD 805

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 09:50

14. kanagadeepan (Posts: 710; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


True for G3, but NOT so in S5 case as there is resolution bump expected from 1080p to QHD...

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:39

10. gaara6775 (Posts: 472; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Stupid companies. At least they should have not released g3 so soon,its Still not available everywhere but they're planning to get a new one. It would have been better if they prolonged the launch and keep the leaks flooded with 805,because fans would have waited anyhow.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 09:48

12. Bedz81 (Posts: 59; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


They should do this with the G Pro 2 at least

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 09:50

15. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I know this is off topic, but what about flgship phablets? LG is already done for this year with the G Pro 2 & the Note 4 will be out in Sep/Oct. But what about Sony & HTC? There have been no indications of either company rekeasing a successor to the Z Ultra or the One Max. Have they given up on phablets? So are we going to see flagship phablets from only 2 global brnds henceforth, namely LG & Samsung. Maybe 3 if Appke 5.5" phablet rumours turn iut true.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 20:33

20. ahhxd717 (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


I think LG could still release a phablet this year under their Vu line. Not sure if there are any leads on that

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 11:14 1

16. Odiin (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


What a mess!

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 14:15

18. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 169; Member since: 27 May 2014)


This is why iPhones will be a better buy because they don't make u feel stupid after buying it days later because a new model with newer specs is released at least they wait a full year

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 02:23 1

23. gaara6775 (Posts: 472; Member since: 20 May 2014)


And then start copying features from android & make new versions of iOS.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 20:20

25. willard12 (Posts: 865; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


If you feel stupid because a manufacturer releases a new model then you have mental issues that goes beyond phones. A galaxy s5 bought yesterday will work the exact same way tomorrow when a new version is released. If you were happy yesterday then a new release shouldn't matter. However, if you do have a psychological problem that forces you to keep up with the Joneses, carriers created Jump and Next just for you. See, problem solved.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 16:04

19. Seattletech (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Samsung with a 5.3" qhd screen in a slim body might have the upper advantage against the overgrown G3.
LG should continue to produce the g2 with a minor bump G2S proc and updated os and sell that a value price.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 22:35

21. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I don't care about how people are trying to explain why this cycle is a bad practice. Bringing an upgraded spec variant is totally not new. The S4 had a SD800 variant too. However, what I would like to care is how LG distributes this variant. The S4 SD800 version were only available on their Homeland and we had to buy the bad exynos versions. I think it's safer to wait though. . .

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 14:46

24. pego99 (Posts: 69; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


The iPhone 6 will leave these phones in the dust come September,

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