Samsung announces Galaxy S5 LTE-A with advanced network support and improved specs

Summary:A Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime has been rumored for some time and it looks like a higher end model will soon be launched in Korea.

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 LTE-A with advanced network support and improved specs

I just posted about the gold Samsung Galaxy S5 I picked up last week and now we hear from Droid Life that the rumored high end Galaxy S5 was just announced in Korea as the Galaxy S5 LTE-A.

While the LTE-A radio offers support for LTE-Advanced networks with download speeds up to 225 Mbps, I am actually more excited about the other improvements in this new model.

The improvements make me think twice about the purchase I just made, but since I bought it at a significant savings and we don't know if, or when, the LTE-A model may be coming to the US I am satisfied for now.

The improvements to the Galaxy S5 LTE-A are similar to what is found in the smartphones worth waiting for and include use of the Snapdragon 805 2.5 GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, and a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. This new model has the same form factor as the current Galaxy S5 with the 16 megapixel camera and waterproof capability.

This new model will launch soon in Korea and be available in black, white, blue, gold, pink, and red. Are you holding out for this model to come to the US?

Topics: Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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