Samsung has launched an LTE-A variant of the Galaxy S5, called the Galaxy S5 4G+, in Singapore.
The South Korean giant announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ will be available starting Saturday [August 23] on SingTel, a telecom operator in Singapore. The smartphone will be available in the price range between SGD 0 to SGD 688 (Rs. 33,000 approximately), depending on the plan.
According to Sammy Hub, the Galaxy S5 4G+ will mark the launch of SingTel’s new commercial 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service that is also being unveiled on Saturday in the country. The new smartphone will support SingTel’s new LTE-A band, and the connectivity feature is also a highlight of the device.
Notably, the new Galaxy S5 4G+ shares a lot of similarities to the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which is a Korea-specific device. Both Galaxy S5 4G+ and Galaxy S5 LTE-A are powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC clocked at 2.5GHz.
However, there are few differences in both the handsets. The Galaxy S5 4G+ features a 5.1-inch full-HD (1080×1920) Super AMOLED display instead of the QHD (1440×2560) display of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The Galaxy S5 4G+ also features 2GB of RAM, while the Korea-exclusive Galaxy S5 variant includes 3GB of RAM.
Rest of the specifications of the Galaxy S5 4G+ remain identical to the original Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures), that including the 16-megapixel rear camera; 2-megapixel front camera, and 2800mAh battery. It also runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box with the company’s skin on top. It comes with 16GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ sports other features from the 2014 flagship, such as fingerprint and heart rate sensors; NFC; USB 3.0 and an IR sensor blaster. The smartphone is again water and dust resistant with IP67 certification. It also comes preloaded with features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, Kids Mode, S Health, and Private Mode.
The new Galaxy S5 4G+ will be available in Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, and Shimmer White. The report also claimed that a 4G LTE-A variant of the recently launched Galaxy Alpha will also be launched on SingTel.
Recently, the South Korean giant launched the 4G LTE-variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone in India, called the Galaxy S5-LTE, priced at Rs. 53,500.