Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime may boast rapid download speeds
Rumored handset will reportedly deliver downloads speeds of up to 225Mbps, three times faster than conventional LTE.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Prime, the long-rumored update to the company’s
Galaxy S5, could deliver some seriously fast download speeds, according
to a new report.
The Galaxy S5
Prime, which has been rumored for weeks but has yet to be announced,
will feature download speeds of up to 225 megabits per second, CNET
sister site ZDNet Korea is reporting,
citing people who claim to have knowledge of Samsung’s plans. If true,
that would put the device’s download speeds at three times the
theoretical maximum download speeds of 75Mbps available on LTE. It would
also blow past average downloads speeds of 6.5Mbps on LTE Networks in
the US, according to a February report from network monitoring app OpenSignal.
to ZDNet Korea, the faster download speeds might only be available in
Korea. One of the country’s carriers, SK Telecom, has shown 225Mbps
downloads are possible. The company achieves the speeds by combining
20Mhz and 10Mhz spectrums. LTE-Advanced, which achieves maximum download
speeds of 150Mbps, is derived from the combination of two 10Mhz
Rumors have been swirling that the Galaxy S5 Prime will
be launching at some point soon. So far, Samsung has remained
tight-lipped on any plans it might have, but according to ZDNet Korea,
the single mobile chip that can support the 225Mbps speeds, the Qualcomm
MDM9635, finished development in April. Samsung has reportedly ordered 1
million units of that processor.
For now, it appears the Galaxy
S5 Prime’s advanced chip will only be available in Korea. ZDNet didn’t
say whether it’ll make an appearance elsewhere around the world.
Info-PC has contacted Samsung for comment. We will update this story when we have more information.