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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 LTE-A with 5.1-Inch QHD Display in Korea

By Sidney Wong - on 18 Jun 2014, 3:39pm

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 LTE-A with 5.1-Inch QHD Display in Korea

 The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A does not come with a brushed metallic rear. Does Samsung really have a Galaxy F smartphone in the works? <br>Image source: Samsung

There is indeed a more powerful variant of the Galaxy S5 as Samsung just unveiled one in Korea. 

Known as the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the new smartphone features four main upgrades that the existing Galaxy S5 does not have: a faster processor, a higher resolution display, more RAM and support for faster LTE speeds.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A runs on the latest chipset from Qualcomm - the Snapdragon 805 - which has clock speeds up to 2.5GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU and the 4th generation Gobi MDM9x35 LTE modem that can support LTE CAT 6 speeds of up to 300Mbps (In Korea, it is advertised as supporting speeds up to 225Mbps). Supporting the quad-core chipset is 3GB RAM, which will make the Galaxy S5 LTE-A a benchmark monster.

While the screen size remains the same at 5.1-inches, Samsung bumped up the resolution to Quad HD (QHD) at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Due to its slightly smaller display, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A boasts a higher pixel density (576ppi) than the 5.5-inch LG G3 (538ppi). Samsung can now claim that it has the industry's sharpest display.

Aside from the four key upgrades, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has similar specs as the Galaxy S5 such as the 16-megapixel ISOCELL rear camera, a fingerprint sensor, a heart rate sensor, a 2,800mAh battery and IP67 ratings for water and dust resistance. 

For now, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is available only in Korea and comes in six colors: charcoal black, shimmering white, electric blue, copper gold, sweet pink, and glam red. We've reached out to Samsung Mobile Singapore on the availability of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A and will update this section when we have the information.

With this announcement, we now know that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is not the alleged Galaxy F smartphone with brushed metal cover. Is Samsung really working on a Galaxy smartphone with a metallic rear or is it just a figment of tech geeks' imagination?

Source: Droid Life

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