Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus finally comes to Europe

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone in Europe, although it’s exclusive to Netherlands right now.

The S5 Plus is a modified version of the original Galaxy S5, although this time around it sports a nippier 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, with boosted LTE in tow.

The handset was quietly launched in Singapore back in August, with the Netherlands now the second country to see the handset.

Samsung’s kept quiet on the actual extent of its roll-out plans for the S5 Plus, so we can’t be sure whether the device will retail across Europe.

That being said, the fact that it’s now on the continent bodes well for Europeans eager to snap up an upwards-tweaked Galaxy S5 handset.

This is the only Samsung device other than the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge to sport a Snapdragon 805 CPU, although this one’s clocked at 2.5GHz, not 2.7GHz.

It’s still a dead cert to offer better peformance than the Snapdragon 801 that ships with your bog standard Galaxy S5 handset.

Qualcomm also integrates LTE into its Snapdragon chips, which means the improved 805 will give the S5 Plus a download speed cap of around 225Mbps.

Everything else about the handset has stayed the same, so you’ll still get a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, heart- and fingerprint-sensors, and a 16-megapixel rear snapper to boot.

The colour options have stayed fixed too, with blue, white, black, and gold on offer for the S5 Plus.

Unfortunately Samsung has remained tight-lipped on a price or release date for the S5 Plus. We’ll update when we know more.

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