Three months after launching the Galaxy S5 in India, Samsung has today launched the 4G variant of the flagship device. The Galaxy S5 4G is priced at Rs 53,500, and will be available in cities boasting 4G connectivity from July 20 onwards.
As far as specifications are concerned, the 4G variant is identical to the 3G variant, except one big difference. Where the 3G variant is powered by the company’s Exynos 5 octa-core SoC (1.9GHz A15 quad-core + 1.3GHz A7 quad-core), the 4G variant is powered by Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and paired with Adreno 330 GPU.
The rest of the specifications remain the same, so essentially you get a smartphone with 5.1-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 16-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,800mAh battery.
On the connectivity front, it supports LTE, Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output), which essentially means that there are two internal Wi-Fi antennas for faster Wi-Fi speeds, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and IR Blaster. On the software front, it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat wrapped under Samsung’s new TouchWiz UI.
Samsung has tied up with Airtel to provide buyers with a 4G data plan. As a part of the plan, users will get 5GB of data each month, for a period of two months. Samsung has also announced a Rs 10,000 upgrade offer for existing Samsung smartphone users.