Galaxy S5

Reports out of South Korea suggest that Samsung is getting set to launch an LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S5 later this month. The device is said to sport a Snapdragon 805 SoC and can reportedly achieve download speeds of up to 225Mbps.

However it's unclear whether this device could be the much-rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, or "Galaxy F," the purported super-flagship phone from the Korean manufacturer. Recent reports referenced a metallic chassis and a Quad HD screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 for Samsung's "Prime," a claim repeated by Yonhap News and The Korea Times today in relation to the reported LTE-A GS5.

While there is no way to confirm either claim, both publications mention that Samsung will launch this new handset later this month, which means that we shouldn't have to wait long to find out.

The standard version of the Galaxy S5, which features a Snapdragon 801 SoC, has an LTE Cat 4 modem, which allows it to achieve a download speed of 150Mbps. The Snapdragon 805, meanwhile, would be paired with a Qualcomm MDM9635 modem, which gives it the ability to hit download speeds of 225Mbps.

As for specific release dates, Yonhap News mentions that the LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 is scheduled to launch on SK Telecom on June 19.

So what do you think — does a QHD version of the Galaxy S5 with LTE-A connectivity seem likely?

Source: Yonhap News, Korea Times; via: SamMobile