Published On : Mon, Jul 21st, 2014

Samsung up for damage control; re-launches Galaxy S5 with missed 4G LTE, Snapdragon


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Nagpur Today

Samsung has been on the backfoot ever since it launched its extended version of S series – Galaxy S5 as it remarkably missed out on the next generation 4G LTE radio and Snapdragon processor, the latest add-ons in the hi-end smartphones, in its highly priced set. The series of criticism and continuous price cuts later, Samsung has eventually re-launched Galaxy S5 with 4G radio for faster internet speeds and also has one of the fastest processors on board.

However, sources claimed that damage has already been done and it would not be easier for Samsung to run smooth with the re-launched version.

Samsung had launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone in India about 2 months ago with Adonis processor for a price of Rs 51,500 in India and has been facing price cuts since then. Right now the mobile is available online for around Rs 35,000.

“We feel that Samsung should have not launched the Adonis variant in India. Instead if this was launched 2 months ago it would not have flopped so badly,” said
However since it is launched again, there are not many changes in the spec sheet, only the Radio and Processor specs changes and everything else remains the same. It has the same 5.1-inch FHD display, 16-MP rear and 2-MP front facing cameras with the same amount of RAM (2GB). It is also dust and water resistant and includes fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. The device has NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth along with a 2,800mAH battery for the power supply.