With the company’s Galaxy Note 4 already sporting Qualcomm’s flagship chipset; the Snapdragon 805, Android phone maker Samsung has decided to release a faster variant of its Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S5 Snapdragon 805 variant. This is not the first time the company has released a faster variant of the same model. After the company released its previous Galaxy S flagship device, the Galaxy S4, Samsung released a faster Galaxy S4; one that was possessing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 system on chip.
The previous Galaxy S5 was equipped with a Snapdragon 801 that was loaded with a quad core Krait 400 processor with a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. The upcoming model will possess a quad core Krait 450 CPU with a 2.7 GHz clock speed and an Adreno 420 GPU. In addition to the speed gains delivered by the processor and the graphics chip, another aspect of the device that will gain significant performance gain will be mobile connectivity.
The previous Galaxy S5 came with a Cat4 LTE modem, which delivered maximum theoretical download speeds of 150 Mbps. The new model will provide twice the maximum download speeds (300 Mbps) as it will be armed with a Cat6 LTE modem. Furthermore, the energy efficiency of the Snapdragon 805 chipset will allow smartphone users to get more battery life out of their new Galaxy S5. So far, no word has been put out as to when the company plans to officially release the faster model.