Upgraded Galaxy S5 and LG G3 models with Snapdragon 805 CPU launching soon, claims Korean media


Oh, the Samsung-LG battle - it is quickly becoming the chief manufacturer rivalry in the Android universe, judging from the monsters that the Galaxy S5 and LG G3 turned out to be, and a precursor to many good things lying ahead for us simple users. Now that both flagship announcement are behind us, what's there to look forward to? Well, upgraded versions of those phones, of course.

Korean media is reporting that we will see upgraded Galaxy S5 and LG G3 handset just in time for the 225Mbps LTE network rollout on the main local carriers. These might very well be the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime/Galaxy F and upgraded G3 we've been hearing about for months now. The upscale S5 is said to be a direct response to the Quad HD G3, equipped with a 5.3" display of the same resolution, and a Snapdragon 805 processor, while the only thing LG has to do is slap the same processor in the already existing G3, and that's precisely what the premium LG phone is rumored to be. 

The issue here is that Snapdragon 801, as currently found in the two flagship, has an LTE modem that maxes out at 150Mbps LTE-Advanced speeds. Snapdragon 805, on the other hand, besides being faster, and with more features, also sports a Cat 6 LTE modem, capable to hit 300 Mbps theoretical speeds, so the upgraded S5 and G3 are needed to take full advantage of the new network speeds rolling throughout Korea.

Now, whether these two new flagships will see the light of day outside of Korea's ultrafast LTE networks, remains to be seen, though if the past is any indication, they just might, at least in some form. For now, LG's official comment is cited to be: "details of the new model such as timing of launch and price are not yet fixed and the firm will concentrate on the existing G3 for the moment." Imagine how pissed would the current S5 and G3 owners be if Samsung and LG outed a better version of their handsets just a month or two after launch, yet we are sure that the marketing departments in the two electronics giants will figure it out, so we'd say bring them on.

source: KoreaTimes

Related phones

Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
G3
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Does this mean that all future Samsung and LG flagship phones are just S5 and G3 with monthly incremental specs increase?

5. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Since we hear before that S5 Prime/F goes for September and LG is " concentrated on the existing G3 for the moment" early adopters from both side will not be pissed at all. A matter to be pissed on G3's is the screen's bad sunlight legibility. I'd rather had it with 1080p and better sunlight legibility.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Exactly, its the S5/G3 won't suddenly stop working once the Prime models are out Also last year Samsung release the S4 LTE-A with the newer S800, so people shouldn't be too surprised

8. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

I have one and the sunlight legibility is actually fine. Don't judge until you've experienced it first hand.

11. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Just click expandhttp://tinyurl.com/q4wupef I wanted that phone, then I saw that deal breaker (too much sun in my country)

13. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And they say 6 months cycle for Sony is bad.

2. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

iphone is the king !

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

In your dreams.

4. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Ok, guy. The topic is about that.

22. eddiea

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

And u must be the queen?

26. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

no your mother is the queen of my dreams :)

6. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Great now I have to buy another G3.

9. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Well, the LTE-A Galaxy S5 is just only a galaxy s5 with SD805, and LTE-A G3 is just a G3 with SD 805

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

True for G3, but NOT so in S5 case as there is resolution bump expected from 1080p to QHD...

10. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Stupid companies. At least they should have not released g3 so soon,its Still not available everywhere but they're planning to get a new one. It would have been better if they prolonged the launch and keep the leaks flooded with 805,because fans would have waited anyhow.

12. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

They should do this with the G Pro 2 at least

15. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I know this is off topic, but what about flgship phablets? LG is already done for this year with the G Pro 2 & the Note 4 will be out in Sep/Oct. But what about Sony & HTC? There have been no indications of either company rekeasing a successor to the Z Ultra or the One Max. Have they given up on phablets? So are we going to see flagship phablets from only 2 global brnds henceforth, namely LG & Samsung. Maybe 3 if Appke 5.5" phablet rumours turn iut true.

20. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I think LG could still release a phablet this year under their Vu line. Not sure if there are any leads on that

16. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

What a mess!

18. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

This is why iPhones will be a better buy because they don't make u feel stupid after buying it days later because a new model with newer specs is released at least they wait a full year

23. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

And then start copying features from android & make new versions of iOS.

25. willard12 unregistered

If you feel stupid because a manufacturer releases a new model then you have mental issues that goes beyond phones. A galaxy s5 bought yesterday will work the exact same way tomorrow when a new version is released. If you were happy yesterday then a new release shouldn't matter. However, if you do have a psychological problem that forces you to keep up with the Joneses, carriers created Jump and Next just for you. See, problem solved.

19. Seattletech

Posts: 54; Member since: May 14, 2014

Samsung with a 5.3" qhd screen in a slim body might have the upper advantage against the overgrown G3. LG should continue to produce the g2 with a minor bump G2S proc and updated os and sell that a value price.

21. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I don't care about how people are trying to explain why this cycle is a bad practice. Bringing an upgraded spec variant is totally not new. The S4 had a SD800 variant too. However, what I would like to care is how LG distributes this variant. The S4 SD800 version were only available on their Homeland and we had to buy the bad exynos versions. I think it's safer to wait though. . .

24. pego99

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

The iPhone 6 will leave these phones in the dust come September,

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