We’ve told you that a special version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with Snapdragon 805 chip, LTE-A connectivity and Quad HD screen has been announced for South Korea. Some of us — myself included — claimed this should’ve been the “regular” Galaxy S5, but alas – that’s not the case. We have to settle with what we’ve got, or get some other phone made by a different company, like the LG G3.
Europeans will get something similar though not as sexy; a Samsung device marked as SM-G901 has been caught at the GFXBench website, rocking the mentioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 System-on-Chip and LTE-Advanced connectivity support. Unfortunately, this unit is stuck at full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution which doesn’t seem as sharp as it used to in 2013. Sure enough, said chip brings along faster graphics in the form of Adreno 420, but I would say that’s not enough.
Why in the world would Samsung want to piss its (potential) customers in Europe and other parts of the world is beyond me. I can understand they want to serve their local market best, but that could come in the form of a free case or something of that sort. Launching a much better phone doesn’t make sense at all. People will start hating Samsung. And LG, which did something similar BTW.
Anyhow, SamMobile claims that the Samsung SM-G901 is indeed destined for Europe though it’s unclear when it will be launched and which markets it will target. We would bet Koreans will start with few of the most-developed countries and then take it from there. You will need LTE-A connectivity to achieve the top speeds, after all…