Samsung has a few variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 handset depending on which market they are selling the phone in. For example in South Korea, the company unveiled the Galaxy S5 LTE-A which is basically the same phone with LTE-A capabilities and a QHD display (jealous!), and now it looks like they will be unveiling yet another variant, except that this time it will be aimed at the Singaporean market.
According to Samsung, they will be launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ in Singapore. Just like the South Korean model, this model will also support LTE-A and will play nicely on local carrier SingTel’s 300Mbps LTE-A pipeline. However the difference is that the Singaporean model will not pack a QHD display which is unfortunate, but if you’d rather have faster internet speeds, then we guess it’s a fair trade off.
Instead the Galaxy S5 4G+ will feature a 5.1-inch Full HD display, effectively giving it a pixel density of 432ppi and is expected to retail for around $550. The phone will be launched on the 23rd of August in Singapore and apart from the LTE-A capabilities, the phone will retain the same hardware specs as the regular version of the Galaxy S5.
It is unclear if the phone will only be limited to the Singapore market or if it will be making its way to neighboring countries, although we guess this will be subject to the country’s availability of LTE-A – after all what’s the point if local carriers don’t support the technology, right?
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|