We quite often get the raw end of the stick here in the UK/Europe. US manufacturer Amazon tends to keep its newest wares close to home – at least at first, while the east plays host to several high-end Samsung, LG and HTC flagship variants we’ll never see here.
Turns out the much-discussed Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is coming to Europe after all, but not before shedding some of the specs that made it worth talking about in the first place.
We’re perusing GFXBench benchmark results for something called the SM-G901, largely believed to be the European variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
Spec fiends will inevitably drool at the mention of the spanking new Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, a step up from the QS801, but that’s pretty much where the good news ends.
At 5.2in, the SM-G901 display is slightly larger than that of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it houses an identical 1080p resolution – not the QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution found on the Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
Adding further insult to injury, it looks like the SM-G901 will have just 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB. Sigh.
Better than nothing, I suppose, but it remains to be seen how this thing will be marketed. It might well be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, leaving room for the Galaxy F/Alpha to come along and truly drop jaws. Maybe.