Four months after the launch of the original Galaxy S5, Samsung has launched a new updated version in South Korea. Called the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the new phone features faster connectivity, higher resolution display and faster processor.
The main feature here is obviously the LTE Advanced or LTE-A connectivity, which at 255Mbps is nearly three times faster than standard LTE. LTE-A is currently only available in a handful of countries..
Next is the new 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440px. Samsung claims the display covers 90% of the color gamut, has a 0.01ms response time and 100,000:1 contrast ratio.
The other major feature is the new Snapdragon 805 SoC, which makes its debut on this phone. It features four Krait 450 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz along with the Adreno 420 GPU. The phone also has 3GB of RAM.
Other than that, it is mostly similar to the standard Galaxy S5, with 16 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, heart rate sensor, dust and water resistant body, 2800mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be priced at 940,500 South Korean Won ($919) and will be initially available on SKT and eventually KT and LGU+. The phone will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmering White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink, along with a special Glam Red version for SKT.