The last month or so has been full of leaks and rumors regarding the Galaxy S5 Prime, the upgraded version of the Galaxy S5 that is said to feature a QHD (2560×1440) display. While there is no guarantee the Galaxy S5 Prime will launch anytime soon, the Korean media reports that at least a faster version of the Galaxy S5 will certainly be going official soon, in Samsung’s home country.
The Galaxy S4 launched with a Snapdragon 600 processor, but was later upgraded with a Snapdragon 800 chip in South Korea in order to support the country’s LTE-A network. New reports suggest that the Galaxy S5 will be getting similar treatment, with a variant of the device sporting the newer Snapdragon 805 chip to launch as early as next month under the Galaxy S5 LTE-A moniker. The original LTE-A network supported speeds of up to 150 Mbps, but the newer one that’s set to go live soon will bump that figure up to 225 Mbps, necessitating the adoption of the Snapdragon 805 processor.
The rest of the hardware is said to be similar to the Galaxy S5 – the reports do mention that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will feature a QHD display, but judging by the Galaxy S4 LTE-A from last year, that probably won’t happen. It’s unclear when the handset will go up on sale, though you can be sure it will never make its way stateside.