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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A may be headed to Europe

By Simon Thomas on 15th August 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G LTE-A

 

The Galaxy Alpha might not have been the super phone we once thought it would be, but Samsung already has a phone fitting that description, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. We covered its announcement but unfortunately it’s been exclusive to South Korea so far, however it now looks like it might show up in Europe.

 

Dutch site TechTastic.nl has got hold of what appears to be a European manual for the handset, which strongly suggests that it will indeed be coming to Europe. However the site reports that it won’t quite be the same as the South Korean version. While there it has a 2560 x 1440 QHD display making it a match for the LG G3, here it will stick with the 1080p display seen on the normal Galaxy S5.

 

And while the South Korean version has 3GB of RAM, the European one will have just 2GB apparently, which again is the same as the standard Galaxy S5. So just what is changing? Well for one thing it will support Cat.6 4G LTE which allows for downloads speeds of up to 300Mbps theoretically. As yet there’s no real LTE-A network capabilities in the UK, so that won’t be immediately useful here, but EE has plans to bring super speedy data to London.

 

The other change is an upgraded processor. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A has a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, which should make it noticeably more powerful than the standard Samsung Galaxy S5.

 

The only remaining questions are whether it will make it to the UK specifically and if so when. It’s possible that it will only launch in countries which can take advantage of its faster data speeds, which would count the UK out, at least for now, but fear not, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

 

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