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Samsung Galaxy S5 BroadBand LTE-A – A QHD, Snapdragon 805 Powered S5 Spin-Off?

by Mihai Matei on June 16, 2014


Samsung is by far one of the most active Android smartphone manufacturers in the world, as the Korean tech giant has the tendency to release so many handsets that it’s oftentimes difficult to keep track of all of them and their various configurations. As most of you already know though, at the top of the pyramid of unannounced smartphones resides the mysterious Galaxy F / Prime which continues to elude us.

Now, as if there aren’t enough unsolved mysteries regarding Samsung’s future line-up, earlier today a new flagship device bearing the Samsung moniker has surfaced on the blogosphere, making our job of figuring out Sammy’s plans a bit more difficult. But in all honesty, we can’t actually complain, and our curiosity has once again gotten the best of us, so let’s see what these latest reports suggest.

Samsung Galaxy S5 BroadBand LTE-A - A QHD, Snapdragon 805 Powered S5 Spin-Off?

Samsung Galaxy S5 BroadBand LTE-A – A QHD, Snapdragon 805 Powered S5 Spin-Off?

Samsung Galaxy S5 BroadBand LTE-A Coming Soon?

According to sources cited by the Korean media today, Samsung is now planning on releasing an LTE-A Galaxy S5 spin-off which will make use of a more powerful Snapdragon 805 SoC, as opposed to the SD 801 chipset fitted on the regular S5. Since the SD 805 comes with a new modem, the chipset will evidently allow the device to offer higher download speeds of up to 225 Mbps, and judging by these reports, SK Telecom will be the one to first show off the handset’s capabilities on its network.


In addition, the source has also suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S5 BroadBand LTE-A will pack a 5.1-inch QHD display which will place the handset in the same league as the recently launched LG G3. Last but not least, it appears that the “BroadBand LTE-A” is in actuality the final moniker of the device.

Whether the BroadBand LTE-A is a renamed Galaxy F / Prime or a completely different device is unclear at this point. However, the said smartphone will supposedly become official via SKT on the 19th day of the month, so we shouldn’t wait for too long before some of our questions will be cleared. Stay tuned for more.

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