It’s been almost four months since the Samsung Galaxy S5 went official, and ever since, we have been hearing a lot of rumours regarding a beefed up version of the Galaxy S5 probably with a bigger screen resolution and faster hardware. Lot of reports suggested that it will be known as the Galaxy S5 Prime. Well, the rumours were somewhat true, though the phone isn’t known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and will be launching exclusively for Korea.
Today, Samsung went official went official with the Galaxy S5 LTE-A that will be heading to Korea, the phone will be available on all three major carriers. So what does the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has to offer? Well, for starters, the screen size stays the same, but instead of full HD resolution, the screen now comes with QHD resolution, making it the third smart phone to have such a high level of resolution, Oppo Find 7 and LG G3 are already using the resolution. Apart for the resolution bump, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be coming with 3 gigs of RAM instead of 2 that was featured in the original Galaxy S5.The Galaxy S5 LTE-A, as the name suggests also comes with LTE-A which will have speeds upto 255 Mpbs. Yes, it’s actually that faster, and statistically speaking, it’s 3 times faster than the ordinary LTE people are using. However, there’s a slight catch. The LTE-A is currently operational in only a handful of countries.
That’s not all, despite not having a bump in screen size, the screen is said to improve over the predecessor. The new SAMOLED screen that offers QHD resolution is said to be 90 percent of the colour range, it has an amazing response time of 0.1 ms, and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio.
However, apart from LTE-A and RAM bump. the biggest feature of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is the all new quad core Snapdragon 805 SoC, the processor will be featuring 4 Krait 450 cores each one clocked at 2.5 gigahertz. This is the first smart phone to have the Snapdragon 805 under the hood.
As for the other specifications, they remain the same. A 2 mega pixel front camera, and a 16 mega pixel rear camera, the phone will be running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat powered by Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI. Everything will be powered by a 2,800 mAh battery. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will come in Charcoal Black, Shimmering White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink. SKT, however, will be getting an exclusive Glam Red as well.
As for the pricing, the phone will be costing $919, that sums up to 940,500 South Korean Won. As expected, Samsung won’t be releasing it outside Korea, there is another version of the same phone in works with different back cover.