The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A was announced in Korea earlier today packing a QHD display and a ultra powerful Snapdragon 805 chipset. But Samsung has poured cold water over the hopes of global customers looking to get the device. The company has come out with a word saying that there will be no global variant of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, essentially making it a South Korean exclusive.
Samsung is probably suffering from low yields of the 2K resolution displays, which is one possible reason why the smartphone is not being offered for global customers. Another reason could be the fact that it only recently launched the standard 1080p Galaxy S5 in global markets and it wouldn’t make sense to launch a better variant so early.
This device however has given us hope that Samsung is capable of launching QHD phones as well, sending a strong signal to LG. But for the time being, LG has the upper hand as there’s no competition for its handset outside South Korea.
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