Long before become official, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was rumored to boast a QHD display. When Samsung introduced the phone with a regular Full HD screen, the sigh of disappointment could be heard across the globe. Soon after that a new rumor started making rounds according to which the company had another, even more premium device in the works, known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and Galaxy F. It looks like the rumors weren’t completely bogus. Samsung has just announced a new version of its flagship phone, only it has a different name – the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The latest addition to the Galaxy S5 family indeed comes with QHD display as well as Snapdragon 805 processor and 3 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD Display
The name clearly suggests that uber-fast data speed is the phone’s standout feature. The LTE-A radio is capable of reaching speeds of up to 300Mbps which combined with Qualcomm’s latest 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor and a whopping 3 GB of RAM will put the Galaxy S5 LTE-A at the top of the fastest phone list. Curiously, LTE-A 4G service in Korea where the handset will be released has a current max speed of 225Mbps.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A packs a Super AMOLED screen with a massive resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Given the display’s 5.1-inch size, pixel density works out to an impressive 576 ppi, which is more than LG G3’s 538 ppi. As far as other features are concerned, the new version of the Galaxy S5 is identical to the regular one. The phone still has a 16-megapixel main camera (without optical image stabilization), 32 GB of internal memory, fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, 2,800 mAh battery and dust and waterproof body.
As previously, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A runs Android 4.4 KitKat and comes pre-loaded with such features as Ultra Power Saving Mode, Kids Mode, S Health, and Private Mode. The design is also the same with perforated patterned back panel available in several color options including Copper Gold, Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, Sweet Pink and Glam Red. The phone will go on sale on June 19th for a price of 940,500 KRW which is about $920.
The new Galaxy S5 LTE-A appears to be a dream come true. There’s one tiny problem, though. It was announced only for Korea and there’s no way of telling whether it will ever make it to the US. We definitely wouldn’t mind. What about you?