Countless reports claim that Samsung is working on a premium variant of its 2014 flagship. Only recently pictures of the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime were leaked online showing off its metal build. It is said to set itself apart from the Galaxy S5 by offering better specifications and a metal body. A new report suggests that the smartphone might also be able to support ultra-fast downloads of up to 225Mbps.
If the report, which cites people who claim to have knowledge of Samsung’s plans, turns out to be true the Galaxy S5 Prime will effectively triple the theoretical download speeds of up to 75 Mbps offered by LTE. It would be a significant upgrade from average download speeds of 6.5Mbps on U.S. LTE networks.
Though carrier support will be required for this purpose. Its possible that initially this might only be possible in Korea where major carrier SK Telecom has already demonstrated that its possible to achieve download speeds of up 225Mbps. The carrier does that by combining 20Mhz and 10Mhz spectrums.
Apparently the only chip that can support speeds that high right now is the Qualcomm MDM9635 and Samsung has reportedly ordered one million units. That would mean that Samsung is serious about this feature and plans on incorporating it in at least one variant. The company is yet to announce if and when it will reveal the Galaxy S5 Prime to the world.