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.
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.