Samsung kept its habit and released an LTE-A version of their Galaxy S5 flagship. The problem is they released it after only 2 months since the release of Galaxy S5. This surely makes some customers angry, especially because the LTE-A version packs some serious upgrades.
What's new in the LTE-A Galaxy S5
LTE-A stands for LTE Advanced, basically, internet download speeds of up to 225 Mbps
. The phone also features an upgraded WQHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED screen
. With the same size of 5.1 inches, the display sports an amazing 557 pixel density
. In terms of performance, the LTE-A S5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 805. It is also the first smartphone to ever use this CPU. The 805 model has four Krait 450 CPUs clocked at 2.5 GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. On top of that, the device is also enhanced with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory.
These are the only upgrades from the original model; but don't forget that it also has a 16 MP camera, a fingerprint sensor, IP67 certification for water and dust proofing, and Android KitKat.
Where can I buy the LTE-A Galaxy S5
The phone will initially only be available in South Korea. The release date is June 19th, with carrier SK Telecom and priced at ~$919. Other carriers will follow soon. The official colors upon release will be Charcoal Black, Glam Red, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink, Shimmer White and Electric Blue.