Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A may land in Europe this month

13 August, 2014 | Comments (18) | Post your comment

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Samsung may have just unveiled the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha earlier today, but apparently that's not the only new model headed to Europe soon.

So far, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A has been confined to the company's home country of South Korea, but that might change very soon - despite what Samsung said back in June.

The user manual for the Samsung SM-G901F for the EU has been leaked, which means we may in fact see this device in Europe soon.


Samsung SM-G901F Galaxy S5 LTE-A manual

Furthermore, its launch could happen before the end of this month in several European markets, the latest rumor on the matter claims.

This European variation of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A got benchmarked not long ago, revealing that unlike its Korean cousin, it will still employ a 1080p touchscreen - not QHD (2560x1440).

On the other hand, the upgraded chipset will still be in there, so we're looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 801 that's inside the 'vanilla' Galaxy S5.

The new chip has support for Cat.6 LTE, which means theoretical peak download speeds of up to 300Mbps (which is two times more than what the Snapdragon 801 can handle).

However, it's still unclear whether the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be released only by carriers that will support the new top speed, or even by those which can't.

Like the original Galaxy S5 (and unlike the Korean LTE-A model which has 3GB), the Samsung SM-G901F for Europe is expected to come with 2GB of RAM.

And in all other respects aside from what we've discussed above, the LTE-A version will be identical to the S5 that's been selling across the EU for months now.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A may land in Europe this month - reader comments

  • jane

Nexus 6 is better!

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  • 2014-08-14 11:51
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  • altimi

thumbs up!

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  • 2014-08-14 10:07
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  • altimi

Lol so true :-)

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  • 2014-08-14 10:06
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