South Korean giant Samsung plans to launch the LTE variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) in India. The info comes at a time when LG has already planned to introduce the G3 flagship handset with a Snapdragon 801 chipset and 4G LTE support on July 21 in Mumbai-based event.
The news comes courtesy of a popular retailer Mahesh Telecom who has just posted regarding the same. The retailer claims that Samsung is preparing to launch more powerful Samsung Galaxy S5 in the country. According to the report, Samsung intends to heavily market the device as a competitor to LG G3.
The 3G variant of the Galaxy S5 was launched way back in April. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available at a price of Rs. 35,000, and comes with an Octa-Core Exynos 5422 SoC and 2GB of RAM. The LTE (SM-G900I) variant of the Galaxy S5 will be powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor.
For the first time Samsung is expected to launch a high-end phone with a Snapdragon chipset in India. It appears that the current variant of the Galaxy S5 has received a lukewarm response from Indian users; though the real reason behind this sudden step is still unknown.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 will support major LTE bands - B1 (2,100), B2 (1,900), B3 (1,800), B5 (850), B7 (2,600), B8 (900), B40 (2,300) and B28 (700), so one should expect the device to work perfectly alright with Airtel's TD-LTE networks.
Moreover, the report sheds light on retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE. According to Mahesh Telecom, the handset is priced at Rs. 56000 but you could expect it to retail for Rs. 52500, which is just Rs. 1500 more than the 3G model.
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE - Highlighted Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE sports a 5.1-inch FHD display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing shooter and more. The handset is powered by Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, and has a large 2800mAh battery inside.
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