Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime to feature download speeds as fast as 225Mbps?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime to feature download speeds as fast as 225Mbps?
The unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is still just a rumor at this point in time. Over the weekend, we had an exclusive on a trio of pictures claiming to show off the eagerly awaited device. Now, out of Korea, comes some more interesting news. According to this report, the Galaxy S5 Prime will feature a download speed as high as 225Mbps. To put that in perspective, this speed is three times the theoretical maximum LTE download speed of 75Mbps.

Before you start picturing what this kind of speed would look like on your own Galaxy S5 Prime, the speculation is that speeds like 225Mbps would be available only in Korea from carriers like SK Telecom. That carrier's LTE-Advanced network, which offers max data speeds of 150Mbps, uses 10MHz x 10MHz spectrum. To achieve the faster 225Mbps speed would require the carrier to have a 20MHz bandwidth.

There is just one chip that supports a speed of 225Mbps right now, and that is the Qualcomm MDM9635. Development of the chip ended last month, and purportedly Samsung ordered 1 million units of the MDM9635.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is expected to be equipped with a 5.2 inch screen offering a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A quad-core Snapdragon 805 is believed to be under the hood, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside. Back and front facing cameras weigh in at 16MP and 2MP respectively. There are a number of unanswered questions related to this phone, including pricing and availability.

Samsung and LG are in a race to see who brings a 1440 x 2560 screen to the U.S. first. The LG G3 is expected to launch in July, but could be beaten to the punch by the Galaxy S5 Prime.

source: ZDNet (translated) via CNET

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