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May 20, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime to Feature Cat. 6 LTE (Up to 225Mbps) Connectivity




When made available in South Korea, Galaxy S5 Prime, supposedly the premium flavor of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship, should be able to provide users with appealing connectivity capabilities at all times, the latest reports on the matter suggest.

According to a recent article on zdnet.co.kr, the upcoming device could be able to provide users with download speeds of up to 225Mbps, which will mark a great improvement over other devices. This would be possible courtesy of the inclusion of a Qualcomm MDM9635 multimode modem in the Galaxy S5 Prime, which means that it will feature Cat. 6 LTE connectivity right from the start. Moreover, said report claims that the modem has been built using the 20nm process technology, and that it will be used in conjunction with SK Telecom’s upcoming LTE-A network in South Korea. Should this pan out, Galaxy S5 Prime will become the first smartphone in the world to be able to reach said download speeds, although they are only theoretical at the moment.

As SamMobile notes, Qualcomm has already demonstrated network speeds of up to 300Mbps on a special version of the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, one powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor, which is said to be the same CPU inside the Galaxy S5 Prime. However, the actual network won’t be able to support such high speeds, and users will only enjoy a maximum speed of 225Mbps. Rumor has it that Galaxy S5 Prime will go official as soon as the next month in South Korea, though chance are that other countries will also receive it, soon after. Considering the fact that LTE-Advanced networks are not available on many markets out there, however, we don’t expect the mobile phone to be capable of offering the same data transfer speeds to all users, but only to those in South Korea.

However, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is not the only flagship device that is expected to land on the market with the Snapdragon 805 processor inside in the second half of this year, which means that the Cat. 6 LTE connectivity could be available on more of them soon. In fact, some of the latest reports have already suggested that HTC is planning the release of a HTC One M8 Prime device with the same processor and similar capabilities inside. No official confirmation on this has been provided as of now, but more on the matter could emerge soon. Keep an eye on this space for more details on Galaxy S5 Prime and other Snapdragon 805-powered handsets.

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