Galaxy S5 Plus launched
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus was originally launched earlier this year under the Galaxy S5 4G+ name in Singapore, and it seems that the handset is now also available in the Netherlands under the Galaxy S5 Plus name. The Galaxy S5 Plus is a faster version of the Galaxy S5, with a quad core Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz. The Galaxy S5 Plus sports LTE Cat 6 connectivity, allowing you to download with speeds up to 300 Mbps. The Galaxy S5 Plus is not the international version of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which has a qHD display, but the same device as the Galaxy S5, save for the faster processor.
The standard Galaxy S5 specs are present on the Galaxy S5 Plus, including a 5.1 inch Full HD display, fingerprint sensor, IP67 certification, 2 GB RAM and 16 or 32 GB expandable internal storage. The Galaxy S5 Plus camera is a 16 MP shooter on the rear with LED flash and phase detection autofocus, and a 2 MP sensor on the front for those fond of selfies. The Galaxy S5 Plus sports the same 2800 mAH battery as the original model, which means that it will probably last for a day and a half with mixed use, considering that the faster LTE will consume some extra battery, but the better Snapdragon 805 CPU should be better at saving power.
Samsung will be offering the Galaxy S5 Plus in blue, white, silver and black color variants in the Netherlands, although an official price hasn’t been revealed yet, we are curious to see what kind of customers Samsung will be targeting with this handset. The Galaxy Note 4 is slowly arriving in stores all around Europe, so Samsung might want to market the Galaxy S5 Plus as a cheaper alternative to the flagship, even though there are better Galaxy S5 editions, like the international one, which has a qHD screen. Although the Snapdragon 805 CPU should be an important pull factor for customers, Samsung might want to tone down the price for the Galaxy S5 Plus, if it doesn’t want to see its sales plummet in the face of diverse European competition.