Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus with Snapdragon 805 goes online on the company’s website
Oct 21, 2014, 6:30 AM
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?
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