The battle between the South Korean tech firms – Samsung and LG is gradually progressing into a major rivalry in the Android ecosystem. While both the company’s have already launched their flagship models – Galaxy S5 and LG G3, recent reports suggest that something interesting will soon take place in the tech world.
According to a Korea Times, we are soon to witness the launch of upgraded versions of Galaxy S5 and LG G3 with support for 225 Mbps LTE network. Well, these upgraded variants could be the long rumored Galaxy F or Galaxy S5 Prime and upgraded G3 that we have been hearing of. It is also claimed that these upscale variants of the flagship models will arrive with Snapdragon 805 SoC.
The current generation flagship models use Snapdragon 801 chipset that has an LTE modem that can deliver a maximum speed of 150 Mbps LTE-A. In comparison, the Snapdragon 805 SoC is faster with more features and also provides support to Cat 6 LTE modem hitting speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Hence, the upgraded variants of S5 and G3 will definitely take advantage of the local carriers in Korea.
While this is only a speculation, LG confirms the presence of such a model by commenting, “details of the new model such as timing of launch and price are not yet fixed and the firm will concentrate on the existing G3 for the moment.” Also, we know that Samsung is working on a premium variant based on its flagship smartphone that could be a tough competitor to the upcoming LG phone.