Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A's European version (SM-G901) may not feature a Quad HD display

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A's European version (SM-G901) may not feature a Quad HD display
Last we heard, Samsung had no plans of releasing its Galaxy S5 LTE-A (pictured on the left) outside of South Korea. However, it looks like a variant of the handset may reach Europe eventually.

Sam Mobile can reportedly confirm that the European Galaxy S5 LTE-A carries the model number SM-G901. This SM-G901 was recently benchmarked with GFXBench, and it looks like there’s one major difference between it and the S5 LTE-A that can be purchased in Korea. While the Korean model sports a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), the SM-G901 seemingly features a 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) screen. Moreover, the display of the SM-G901 allegedly measures 5.2 inches, thus being a tad larger than the 5.1-inch display that’s found on both the Galaxy S5 LTE-A and the regular Galaxy S5.

Different displays aside, the SM-G901 appears to have the same 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor from the Korean S5 LTE-A, plus a 16 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera. There’s only 2 GB of RAM, though, and 16GB of internal memory.

We must keep in mind that benchmark tests don’t always provide accurate information, so the features listed above may change when this alleged European Galaxy S5 LTE-A hits the market. At the same time, we can't know for sure if the SM-G901 will be released at all. But we'll let you know if we hear more on this anyway.

sources: Sam Mobile, GFXBench

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh



1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013


6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

More power to the people

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Great! Better Performance, higher benchmark scores.

4. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

agree. but this disoplay also better calibrated

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It doesn't make sense to put out an S5 that is almost equal to the Note 4 in specs (comparing Qualcomm versions anyway). So Samsung is probably using its QHD screen manufacturing capacity for the Note 4.

5. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Samsung might be wondering what went wrong, and why they were down. Here is one of the answer. Samsung holding some of the achievement in Galaxy S5, and saving for Galaxy Note!!!! Why can't BOTH S5 & Note have the same QHD screen and COMPLEMENT (NOT COMPETE) each other.

7. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Great news! In that screen size QHD is just useless and gimmick. QHD means much less performance and battery life. This version will be most powerful device in the market :)

8. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

but without the latest QHD amoled, samsung canot claim the best mobile display.

9. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Korean version is better, not for the QHD screen, but for more RAM. I would although take the G3 Cat.6 and the upcoming M8 LTE-A over the LTE-A S5.

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