Samsung launches several variants of its devices across the globe, some offer LTE connectivity, while others are limited to 3G connectivity only.
Same is the case in India where Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with only 3G connectivity, and is powered by its own Exynos processor. However, it seems things may change as Samsung is reportedly planning to bring the Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to India soon.
According to an Indian retailer, Samsung is gearing up to launch the Snapdragon 801 version of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) which will come with support for Indian LTE bands. LTE connectivity is already available in the region while one of the biggest carriers in the region is expected to launch LTE services in the country later this year.
The device will reportedly launch with a suggested price of Rs. 56,000 (almost $926), which is considerably higher than the Exynos version in the region — it costs Rs. 51,500 ($850).
As far as the specifications are concerned, there’s aren’t any big changes except the Snapdragon 801 chipset and LTE connectivity. Rest of the features are the same, there’s 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, microSD card slot, 2,800 mAh battery, 16MP camera and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its operating system.
We’ll update you as soon as they announce the handset in India.