The Samsung Galaxy LTE-A went official as a pretty beefed up smartphone and it’s more or less confirmed that it’s sailing to Europe as well. However, the handset won’t have the same hardware as its Korean sibling and it’ll be more like the original phone with 4G connectivity on steroids.
What we know is that the European model will go by SM-G901F for its model number and there’s a leaked user manual (courtesy of TechTastic) as proof. Like we mentioned above, this version isn’t going to be as exciting as the Korean release and that mainly because it won’t have the 2K AMOLED panel. Instead, a 1080p display will be present on this Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A handset.
Now this information was already out previously, but it isn’t the only disappointing news. Thanks to new benchmark results obtained by SamMobile, we’ve also learnt that the handset will carry the Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 805. The SOC is the same one found on the recently launched Galaxy Alpha.
Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A smartphone will feature a 6 core ARM Mali-T628 GPU and an Intel LTE Cat6. modem. However, a previous benchmark result showed the SM-G901 with a Qualcomm chipset and 1080p screen. This could mean that multiple versions are headed to Europe or we might see the handset reach other countries as well. The memory provisions have also been dropped to 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
Here’s a roundup of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901F’s specifications:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 5.1-inch 1080p display
– Exynos 5430 Octa w/ Intel Cat6. modem
– ARM Mali-T628
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– 16MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 2800mAh battery
The Dutch website also notes that the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will land in Europe by the end of this month. Obviously, the device will cost more than the original model.