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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A reportedly is set for European release

Complete with downgraded specifications
Thu Aug 14 2014, 11:27

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE A in RedSAMSUNG'S SOUPED-UP Galaxy S5 model, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, reportedly will soon see a release in Europe.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A was introduced earlier this year, when it was announced that the smartphone would be made available in South Korea.

However, Dutch website Techtastic claims to have found evidence that the handset's release will soon be extended to Europe, having got its mitts on pages from an English user manual for the European variant of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, model number SM-G901F.

While this is good news, with the Galaxy S5 LTE-A boasting a 2560x1440 resolution QHD Super AMOLED screen and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, the handset's standout feature - its support for LTE speeds up to 300Mbps - likely won't be of much use to many in the UK.

At present, only those lucky enough to have access to EE's Cat 6 4G speeds in London's Tech City will be able to access such high speeds.

There's yet more bad news, too, as the leaked user manual suggests that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A might use lose its QHD screen en route to Europe in favour of a Full HD screen, with its 3GB of RAM set to also be switched out for a lesser 2GB.

Beyond these features, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is largely the same as its flagship predecessor. There's dual 16MP and 2MP cameras, IP67 certification, a built-in heart rate sensor, a fingerprint scanner and a 2,800mAh battery.

Samsung has yet to comment on the report, but we have put the question to it. µ


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