In case you missed it, Samsung recently Galaxy S5 LTE-A, a much beefier version of their current flagship that is not only capable of blistering fast mobile data speeds that are only available in certain parts of the world, but sports an even better screen! Can you hear that? That’s the collective sigh of buyer’s remorse from original Galaxy S5 owners.
Okay, not really, since Samsung has confirmed that it will only be available in South Korea, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is still a damn good phone. The display has been upped from Full HD to QHD resolution and the processor has been upgraded to a Snapdragon 805 so it can keep up. What’s more is that the GS5 LTE-A can support up to 225Mbps download speeds, which South Korean telecoms support.
The rest of the spec list is pretty much identical to the original Galaxy S5, although the RAM does get a bump from 2GB to 3GB. The software features are also virtually all the same and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A looks outwardly the same as the original. The phone will launch in South Korea with an equivalent price of roughly Php40k. Wow! Can’t imagine how much this will cost if gray market sellers start trying to sell it here!
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Specs
- 5.1″ QHD Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 resolution, 576ppi)
- 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 processor
- Adreno 420 GPU
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB ROM, expandable up to 128GB via microSD
- 16mp rear-facing camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
- 2mp front camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
- Dimensions: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm
- Weight: 145g
- 2,800mAh battery