For the past couple of months the “Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime” moniker has been spotted in the headlines more often than not, mostly due to the fact that the smartphone in question has been the subject of an increasing number of leaks and rumors. It’s been speculated that the Prime will introduce a new design language and a higher build quality, reason why the smartphone in question became one of the most hyped Samsung devices, despite the fact that the Galaxy S5 is still very fresh on the market.
Whether or not the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will be built out of metal remains to be seen, and as we always say, nothing is official until made official. Nevertheless, the handset’s design is not the only reason why we’re keeping a watchful eye on the Prime. Rumors have it that the smartphone in question will also boast a QHD display, updated hardware specifications, and according to the latest reports it should also support 225 Mbps download speeds. Check out the full story below.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime to Pack a Qualcomm MDM9635 Modem?
Moments ago the Korean media started buzzing with new bits of information concerning the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, and if these latest reports are to be believed, then Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone will allegedly feature a Qualcomm MDM9635 multimode modem. The said chip supports global carrier aggregation (up to 40 MHz for FDD Category 6 and LTE TDD), and it’s the first modem to have been built using 20 nm technology.
In conjunction with SK Telecom’s upcoming LTE-Advanced network, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime boasting the MDM9635 modem could achieve download speeds of 225 Mbps. The carrier’s network will be capable of achieving these speeds by aggregating two different bands, and on paper, these speeds would allow users to download an 800 MB package in just 28 seconds – or roughly one minute quicker than on a regular LTE network.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is not the only smartphone rumored to feature a MDM9x35 modem, as earlier this month we’ve also reported that the so-called “HTC One M8 Prime” could also take advantage of the said chip.
In any case, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is expected to be released sometime in June, and with a launch date just around the corner, we’re bound to learn more about the device before it hits the shelves. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you in the loop.