Samsung Quietly Confirms Galaxy S5 with 2.1GHz Octa-Core Exynos Processor

This model is likely to go on sale in emerging markets

By on February 25th, 2014 09:30 GMT

Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 last night in Barcelona and confirmed the smartphone would go on sale in 150 countries on April 11. However, the South Korean company did not offer any details on the smartphone’s price yet.

During the Unpacked 5 press conference the full specs sheet of the Galaxy S5 was unveiled and though we expected the device to come with a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display, Samsung preferred a “standard” 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display instead.

On the inside, the Galaxy S5 was confirmed to come equipped with a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is a major improvement from the previous Galaxy S4 model that sports a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU.

The Qualcomm-based Galaxy S5 model will support all LTE bands and will be launched in all markets where LTE coverage is present.

However, it appears that Samsung will also launch an Exynos-based Galaxy S5, which will accommodate a 2.1GHz octa-core processor. It’s unclear if this version includes LTE support, but we doubt that.

We suspect the Exynos-based Galaxy S5 will be released in emerging markets (India) where LTE network is not available, but we will know more once the smartphone gets launched.

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