Finally, Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A to hit Europe This Month
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is expected to hit Europe later this month.Flickr

Samsung, which recently unveiled the metal Galaxy Alpha that is expected to reach Europe soon, is soon bringing another premium Galaxy smartphone to the country. The Galaxy S5 LTE-Advanced is expected to be 4G-enabled to sync with major 4G providers, thus adding to the list of 4G smartphones in Europe.

According to a TechTastic report, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, with model number SM G901F, will be driven by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. We expect this processor to be high-end (for Europe, considering the device's 4GLTE-support), like the quad-core Snapdragon Qualcomm 805 processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 drives Samsung's Galaxy S5 in other parts of the world.

The European variant of Galaxy S5 is also expected to incorporate a full HD display, instead of the qHD screen that the South-Korean Galaxy S5 variant houses.

Along with the above hardware aspects, the TechTastic report also hints at the European Galaxy S5 variant featuring a 2GB RAM, which is again a diversion from the 3GB RAM that the South-Korean variant comes built-in with.

A leaked user manual - supposedly of the European Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A - obtained by TechTastic, clearly points to the LTE-Advanced feature being built-in to the device.

Finally, Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A to hit Europe This Month
A screenshot of the user manual hinting at the LTE-A connectivity feature.TechTastic

Other tech-specs of Samsung's European Galaxy S5 LTE-A are said to be identical to that of the standard Galaxy S5, however a difference in pricing is expected; the exact details of which are yet to surface at this point.

The latest rumours also say that the Galaxy S5 LTE-Advanced variant will hit shelves of retail stores in select European countries by the end of August.

Key technical specifications of a standard flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone:

  • 5.1in AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display; enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system
  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, with 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 2,800 mAh battery with claimed talk-time of up to 21 hours.