Samsung lists improved Galaxy S5 Plus on international product pages
Samsung upset a lot of early Galaxy S5 adopters back in June when it announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, an improved version of the Galaxy S5 with a better display and a faster processor, just two months after the original first went on sale. However, it was only made available in South Korea.
Now a similar handset has popped up on international Samsung product pages with a new moniker — Galaxy S5 Plus — indicating a worldwide launch could be right around the corner.
The Galaxy S5 Plus looks exactly the same as the original Galaxy S5; you wouldn’t know it was a different device unless you pulled off its back panel and took a glance at its mdoel number. But it’s packing some significant speed improvements under the hood.
In addition to a faster Snapdragon 805 processor — the same chip that’s inside the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, albeit clocked a little slower — the device has more advanced LTE-Advanced connectivity, with data speeds of up to 255Mbps (not that you’ll get that from most carriers).
Unlike the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, however, the Galaxy S5 Plus does not have a sharper Quad HD display. Instead, it maintains the same 1080p Super AMOLED panel from the original Galaxy S5. That’s not necesarrily a bad thing, though; many would say a 1080p resolution is plenty good enough for a smartphone, and battery life should be better without those extra pixels.
The S5 Plus was first spotted by SamMobile on Samsung’s product pages for the Netherlands. The South Korean company hasn’t announced anything yet, but it certainly seems as though the device is on its way to Europe — and possibly the U.S. as well. We hope to hear more very soon.