A version of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone with a Quad HD screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor could be on its way to the UK.
In June Samsung unveiled a version of its Galaxy S5 smartphone with a Quad HD screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor exclusively in its home market of Korea. However, the latest reports suggest the Quad-HD S5 could be on its way to the UK. TechTastic has unearthed an English-language version of its user manual that has leaked online. Also see: 31 best smartphones 2014.
In common with the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7, the Samsung LTE-A carries a 1440x2560-pixel Quad HD display, but its smaller panel (5.1in versus 5.5in) means it has a higher pixel density at a staggering 576ppi. However, it's possible that the European version will come with only a full-HD screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A also has a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, which we were expecting Samsung to debut in its forthcoming Galaxy Note 4, due to launch at IFA in September. Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs.
According to Samsung, this supercharged Samsung Galaxy S5 supports Korea's LTE-A band and can offer download speeds up to 225Mb/s.
In other respects the specification is in line with the standard Samsung Galaxy S5, a 142x72.5x8.1mm, 145g Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone with a 5.1in full-HD Super AMOLED screen, a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 graphics, 16- or 32GB of internal storage (plus a microSDXC slot), and support for dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G and IR. Read our Samsung Galaxy S5 review.
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