Samsung is about to release an updated version of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. The Galaxy S5 Plus has been spotted on Samsung's site and features a more powerful Snapdragon 805 processor.
When it comes to releasing variants of existing smartphones with marginal updates to create a new device, Samsung takes top honors. The company displayed a perfect example of this with its Galaxy S4 series back in 2013. Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 in March 2013 and it was the highly anticipated follow up to the Galaxy S3, which can be credited as being the smartphone that helped Samsung become king of the Android smartphone world.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 went on sale in late April 2013 and the smartphone was an instant success, selling over 10 million units in 27 days. The company capitalized on the S4's name and launched several Galaxy S4 variants, including the Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, S4 Active, S4 LTE-A, and S4 Google Play Edition. Things have already headed in the same direction with the Galaxy S5 and its variants, which consist of the flagship Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, S5 Active, and S5 LTE-A, which ships with a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display compared with the S5's Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen. The company has just added a new member to the Galaxy S5 smartphone family.
Samsung's website in the Netherlands currently lists the Galaxy S5 Plus, which has a model number of SM-G901F. It includes almost all of the same specs as the Galaxy S5 but the "Plus" in its name signifies an upgrade in the processor department. The Galaxy S5 Plus features a slightly slower processor than the 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip in the just released Galaxy Note 4. The S5 Plus is packing a 2.5-GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, which also supports faster LTE speeds, compared with the 2.5-GHz Snapdragon 801 found in the standard Galaxy S5.
It's unclear at this point what other regions Samsung is planning to bring the Galaxy S5 Plus to, but once we hear more news, we'll pass it on.