Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus costs more than the regular S5, will be launched this month in Europe

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus costs more than the regular S5, will be launched this month in Europe
Just a few days ago, we told you that Samsung Netherlands had officially revealed the Galaxy S5 Plus, an upgraded variant of the Galaxy S5 - though we didn’t know when and for how much the new handset would be available. 

Well, now Samsung issued a press release informing us that the S5 Plus would go on sale in the Netherlands before the end of October (thus next week the latest), costing €599 unlocked. That’s about €100 higher than the price of the regular S5, which can be currently bought for around €500 in the Netherlands.

The Galaxy S5 Plus looks exactly like the original S5, and its Dutch webpage show it to have exactly the same color versions: black, white, gold, and blue. The difference is that the newer model is powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor (not the S 801 from the old handset), and supports faster LTE data transfers.

A smartphone that’s similar to the S5 Plus, called Galaxy S5 4G+, was released earlier this year in Singapore. At the moment, we don’t know if Samsung plans to launch the upgraded S5 in other markets, but we’ll let you know if it does.

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Galaxy S5 Plus
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Will you spend $100 more for the S5 Plus? Does the new CPU uses less energy? What are the benefits of spending the extra money for the speed increment?

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

It does use less energy. The 805 is more power efficient than the 801. Not saying that would necessarily be worth the inflated price though.

20. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

If newer chipsets use less and less energy then why do they overheat? Stop believing bulls**t.

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're an idiot. Phones have been overheating for years. I use these phones. My Note 4 gets better battery life than my Note 3 which got better battery life than my Note 2. I'm not "believing" anything. This is first-hand experience.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is the top performing android phone, graphics wise In a similar league to the 6/6+

18. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And they hate Sony 6 months cycle.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31069; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Another day, another Galaxy. Seriously though, isn't this like the millionth variant.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Right dark! But every company has the freedom to adopt their preferred strategy right?

19. fepecy

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

catering for various users, market is a perfect strategy

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Another day, another- Oh screw it.

4. wilsong17 unregistered

Wtf I own a note 2 3 and now the 4 sweet device but I'm getting tired of seeing samsung throw countless smart phones out there

13. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

If you r tired then forget the tech sites and lead a normal life..i get info about many sammy devices in the world through all these websites, but when I see their specific market offering, they have limited devices only..in my market, its, Galaxy S Duos, Grand 2, K Zoom, S5 (Exynos), S4, S4 mini, Note 3 (Exynos) and note 4(Exynos) series, Tab 4, Tab S(both sizes), Note pro12.2.. Not all devices that they announce are offered in every market..

5. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

After the galaxy s3 Samsung started to become really repetitive. Am I the only person who believes this phone doesn't stand a chance against the iPhone 6?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

nope, not just you..

14. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Not just u but many..Also there are many who think vice-versa.. People's choice, perception and preference differ from one another..

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Why are smartphones getting more expensive? Iphone plus? Note 4? nexus 6? I thought smartphones should be going the route of laptops. Do people really want to pay more for phones that are marginally better than last year models?

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

WTF Samsung......

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

What happen to the Galaxy S5 LTEa?!?!?!?

15. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That was for S. Korea and 1 or 2 European market..This is for Netherlands, Singapore and few more.. However, this device doesn't have QHD screen like the LTE-A..

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Which means better performance and better battery Even though we know the QHD version had similar battery to the regular version

10. AlikMalix unregistered

So this time it's a Samsung Galaxy S5 PLUS (+) like iPhone 6 PLUS? I know Apple wasn't first to use PLUS in their naming, but now we have iPhone6 & 6+ and Galaxy S5 & S5+... Maybe just me... and the difference between the two is extra $100 (shocker)

22. shaun43uk

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

I have this phone from EE uk Samsung Galaxy S5 (Cat 6) G901Fmy first Antutu score out of the box was 49299

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