Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be headed to Europe, sans 2K display

Samsung loves sticking to tradition and based on this, we can confidently say that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A smartphone will be headed to Europe. However, the Korean giant plans to release a modified version of the handset where it will drop the 2K display for a lower resolution panel.

Based on what we can tell from the GFXBench listing spotted by SamMobile for the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901, the handset will have hardware components similar to that of the original, but with a 1080p display. The 2K model could be exclusive to the Korean market or the company isn’t able to produce enough panels for a European launch.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

Either way, 1080p visuals will be more beneficial since the 5.2-inch screen size does absolutely no justice to 2K visuals and you won’t even notice any difference. The new display will be the same one that’s present on the flagship S5. Another advantage is that a lot of load will be taken off the GPU.

The European model will also carry the quad core Snapdragon 805 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 420 graphics. Apart from the display, the internal storage and RAM have been dropped to 16GB and 2GB, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-G901 specs:

– Android 4.4.4 KitKat
– 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 128GB expandable
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 SOC
– Adreno 420 graphics
– 2MP front camera, 16MP rear snapper
– 2800mAh battery

Rear View

We’re yet to see details about the launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A in Europe and we don’t expect the handset to sell on the cheap.