It seems like Samsung doesn’t really like when it isn’t on the top. After LG took away Galaxy S5’s tag of being the most advanced phone, the company today launched Galaxy S5 LTE-A in South Korea to claim the crown back. The phone seems like an upgraded version of Galaxy S5 and could later land in other markets as the Galaxy F (although with a brushed metal back instead).
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A can be aptly called the most powerful phone on this planet for now. It beats the LG G3 with more powerful hardware and makes phones like HTC One and Xperia Z2 seem like last gen. Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S5 LTE-A with a 5.1 inch QHD display, making it one of the most densely packed display ever. The phone also comes with a newer Snapdragon 805 that comes with four Krait 405 cores at 2.5GHz and Adreno 420 GPU. Then there’s 3GB RAM and super fast LTE that offers speeds of up to 225 Mbps on the downlink. Other specs are similar to the Galaxy S5, including a 16MP rear camera, 2,800mAh battery, heart rate sensor, dust and water resilient body and Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy S5 LTE-A reminds us of a similar edition of Galaxy S4 that was designed to take on more powerful phones released after the launch of Galaxy S4. The phone will go on sale in Korea for a price tag of $919 and will be available in black, white, blue and gold, along with a special red color on SKT.