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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31 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Where exactly does this leave original s5 owners?

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Like me? Either happy with their S5 or getting a new phone lol.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i would very unhappily be in the latter group.

17. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you r rich dont worry

19. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

jealous?

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

With a GS5. We don't know anything official about this device. Maybe it is not a Galaxy S at all. Galaxy S4 zoom is now Galaxy K for example. This could very well be the first product in a new lineup.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm thinking this may be in the Pro or the supposed "S" line of products like the new Galaxy Tab S. wouldn't it be funny if we got a Galaxy S5 S? Apple would be livid.

6. AciMars

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Prime is going to sell for limited country probably, same as Galaxy S4 LTE- A

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I had on of those the S4 with S800 Cpu Korean version

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I think Samsung and HTC are smart enough to know that people have been waiting for a larger iPhone for years now. And LG is starting to make some very good phones. I don't blame them for updating their models so quick because the S5 and M8 will look stale by the time iPhone 6 comes out. I actually like how agreesive the move is from both companies. Sucks to be an early adopter but it also sucks to have threats from other competitors taking away your business. It's a very tight rope to walk.

18. drunkenjay

Posts: 1616; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

what exactly leaves the z2 owners and the htc one m8 owners. stop hating on samsung.

20. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

As I mentioned earlier too, this wont have any major consequence because the Prime version will be priced insanely high....Even if Samsung had launched both together, S5 would have sold more than prime version because of price difference.

25. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I actually bought it yesterday after having read all these rumors for weeks. Awesome phone won't lose one bit of it's value whatever they announce.

30. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Right... It will lose at least 1/3 right off the bat.

28. Heddy87

Posts: 28; Member since: May 19, 2014

that leaves them to xperia z3, so they won't worry a new model will come in 3 weeks :P

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S5 Prime, M8 Prime or G3 for me in the summer. :)

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

If this is true I will be buying those 3 for sure S5 prime Exynos E5430 or E5422 version G3 M8 prime all with S805 Will have to sell 2 of my phones Let's await and see if these are the real deals or bogus fake

11. azzak

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 2014

btw,how many phone did u use ??

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Loads My first phone was a Sony marsbar from 1993 Owning a mobile phone them days was incredible and so unique I love phones

4. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

My sperm cells reach around 1000 mbps

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

LOL +1

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes. You can't beat that.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

This will be named as Galaxy S5 LTE-A. My instinct tells me. :p

21. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

But the standard S5 has LTE-A support already, so....doubtful.

22. craigy72

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Who needs that much DL speed on a mobile?! Overkill.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Your an average guy you won't but million others would

29. JDogg5281

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I bet he was saying that said that same thing when 4GLTE was announced. "Why do we need LTE on a mobile device....3g is doing just fine"

26. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Needs? Nobody "needs" faster speeds, or sharper screens, or better cameras, or any other feature for that matter. But, isn't that why we all read stories on Phone arena? Because we always WANT better?

27. geordie8t1 unregistered

All those who are crying about being the original s5 owners you basically have only yourselves to blame. The reason is simply that if you use these forums you would have known the rumours of this device for easily 4-6 months now, it was exactly that reason why i held off just to see if they would release this device and if they didnt offer i would either get s5 cheap or hold out for note 4, i am now actually going to wait and see what both this s5prime and note offer before upgrading from my note 3. Its really the readers of these sites faults. Of course customers outside of these tech sites will feel hard done to, but we cant complain just because we are to eager to have the latest gadgets before doing research

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