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

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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57 Comments

1. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

14. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

but its true

28. bendgate unregistered

They never learn.

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 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

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

54. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This phone has better performance that every other android device.

41. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

2. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

4 months is eternity in mobile handset business.

36. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

42. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

50. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

24. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

5. DBounce

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

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

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

19. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You mean like the Note 4?

39. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

7. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

5.1" display not 5"

8. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Oops, thanks

9. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

No enough is enough

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

11. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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.

12. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

15. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

16. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

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