Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the new upgrade to the original Galaxy S5, coming to South Korea. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is not just an upgrade on the wireless band, but also upgrades the display and internals.
This could be the Galaxy S5 Prime or Galaxy F we have been hearing rumored lately, it does not sport the new metal casing, but has most of the leaked specifications we expected on the new device.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will come with a 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and LTE-A. The fingerprint and heart-rate sensor are still available on this version.
This is a full upgrade on the Galaxy S5, which runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and only has a 1080p display. South Korean will benefit from the LTE-A wireless standard, but the US and Europe have not adopted this standard yet.
Software will be the same as the original Galaxy S5, running Android 4.4.2 (soon to be 4.4.3) with TouchWiz UI on top. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will come with five color options, including: Charcoal Black, Shimmer White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink, and Glam Red.
We are interested to see if Samsung will drop the Galaxy S5 and add the GS5 LTE-A version worldwide. If it was just an LTE-A upgrade we wouldn’t be so curious, but considering the step up on the display and internals we feel like this needs to be pushed worldwide.
Samsung most likely updated the Galaxy S5 LTE-A due to the LG G3 early success in South Korea. Normally Samsung win the year in sales by a large amount, but reports said the LG G3 was winning 3/1 in sales against the Galaxy S5 in their home country.