Enhanced Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 Models with Snapdragon 805 and LTE-A Coming Soon


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According to a new report from the Korean Times, both Samsung and LG plan to fight each other with more advanced flagship titans in their own home. The report indicates both companies are poised to launch more powerful versions of their flagship Galaxy S5 and G3 devices in South Korea. Both of these more advanced versions will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and Advanced-LTE modems capable of using the country's 225Mbps LTE network.

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The upscale S5 is said to be a direct response to the Quad HD G3, equipped with a 5.3" display of the same resolution, and a Snapdragon 805 processor, while the only thing LG has to do is slap the same processor in the already existing G3, and that's precisely what the premium LG phone is rumored to be.

The issue here is that Snapdragon 801, as currently found in the two flagship, has an LTE modem that maxes out at 150Mbps LTE-Advanced speeds. Snapdragon 805, on the other hand, besides being faster, and with more features, also sports a Cat 6 LTE modem, capable to hit 300 Mbps theoretical speeds, so the upgraded S5 and G3 are needed to take full advantage of the new network speeds rolling throughout Korea.

Supposedly, these new variants of these flagships could be announced as early as this week. It is unlikely we will see these variations outside of Korea, but we will keep you informed if that changes.

Source: PhoneArena