Samsung’s Galaxy S5 LTE-A is going to be released in the first market outside South Korea. It will be the launch smartphone for Singapore telecom operator Singtel’s brand new LTE-Advanced network on August 23. It will dubbed as Galaxy S5 4G+ in the country and will retail starting S$0 (upto S$668) depending on the combo mobile plan.
Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ comes with slightly different specifications from the 3G/ 4G versions and is powered by Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor. It runs on Android 4.4.4 and sports a 5.1-inch full HD display. You can check out the detailed specifications later in the report.
“Samsung is proud to unveil the first 4G LTE-Advanced smart phones in Singapore. We recognise that consumers aspire to do more, and what matters most to them is technology that helps them live the lifestyle they desire and gives them the quickest access to their apps and social networks. With devices like the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+, consumers will be at the forefront of technology – and be able to use a smart phone that pairs powerful hardware with the fastest download speeds,” said Ms Irene Ng, Vice President, Regional Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd.
Singtel has also revealed that it will be releasing the Galaxy Alpha 4G+ in the country next month. There is no word on the pricing right now and the LTE-Advanced version of Galaxy Alpha will include a Qualcomm processor and not Exynos-one, which is a part of the 3G version.
Singtel LTE-Advanced network coverage: According to the telecom operator, Street level coverage of LTE-A currently extends to more than 55 per cent of the island, including areas such as Orchard , the CBD, Shenton Way, City Hall, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Jurong, Telok Blangah and Woodlands.
Indoor coverage is currently available at 29 busy locations such as Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Suntec City, Raffles City, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport.