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.