Galaxy S5 LTE-A is official: Snapdragon 805, 2560×1440 display, 225Mbps LTE

June 18, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE_A

Samsung just made the long rumored Galaxy S5 LTE-A official in South Korea. Like its predecessor, the S4 LTE-A, this device will likely remain a South Korean exclusive, and boy we have reasons to be jealous.

The Galaxy S5 LTE (which appears to be the long rumored S5 Prime) is the first device on the market to pack a Snapdragon 805 processor, rocking Krait 450 cores, 3GB of RAM, and impressive 225Mbps LTE-Advanced network speeds. There’s 32GB internal storage and support for 128GB microSD card.

galaxy s5 lte-a press

Another highlight feature is the display: the S5 LTE-A features a 5.1-inch 2560×1440 WQHD Super AMOLED display, for a record breaking 577ppi, edging out the LG G3, which features the same resolution in a slightly larger format.

Aside from the above, the new S5 variant offers the same design, same hardware, and most of the same options as the unit we have already become familiar with. Make sure you check out our take on the flagship device, rocking its fingerprint scanner, IR blaster, heart rate monitor and the top ranked 16MP ISOCELL rear camera.

galaxy s5 lte-a press

From the looks of it, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S5 LTE-A in South Korea through SK Telecom for about 940,500 won (roughly US$920) this summer. Color options will include Charcoal Black, Shimmer White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink and Glam Red.

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Rounding out the specs, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A comes in at 145g at 8.1mm thick. It will come with Android 4.4 KitKat installed, IP67 certification, which means dust and waterproofing, and the typical Samsung software options.

One big question is battery life, and we look forward to see if the 2800mAh unit can stand up to the new screen resolution and those fast LTE-A internet speeds.

Comments

  • Polys Antoniou

    No1 reason not to buy from Samsung again.

    • _X_

      Why? LG and SONY are preparing a Snapdragon variant 805 for their current smartphone…LG G3 LTE-A and Z3.
      Dont be sad…the rest of the world wont recieve the LTE-A variants in the short term future, maybe in 2015.

      • harrold

        Well, Sony’s Z3 is their next flagship. not their current flagship with a new processor.

        • _X_

          the pot calling the kettle black…
          Just because it says Z3 does not mean it is entirely new. Z3 will only be an upgrade…Z3 will have a QHD screen and 805…nothing els!

          • harrold

            who said that? it would be like the z1 was to the z. it could have an entirely better camera. yes a qc sd805. but many more things. unlike this. this is just an s5 stuffed with a better processor.

      • xoj_21

        they dont have amoled screens…

    • Jesus

      because they’ve just produced the best phone ever?

  • james

    Would love to have that wallpaper

    • Blowntoaster

      check out Zedge. Search for Galaxy S5 wallpapers.

      • franz

        With that resolution and super amoled that wallpaper will pop

  • _X_

    Well, like the S4…this mondle wil only be available in South Korea and much later in US.
    I bought my S5 as it is the best in my country.
    S5 owners don’t have to be upset as they will not be able to buy this phone and the S5 is still a great device!

  • wat

    The best phone ever made to this date

    • Furkan Sanane

      ?! are you serious ? i only say LG g3 ! <3

      • wat

        I dunno. I want the G3 but the better processor and AMOLED over LCD make this better.

        • Furkan Sanane

          But i think a bigger battery is important too … and personally i think the design from the g3 is better :)

          excuse for my english

          • wat

            The 805 is a lot better chip though, it’s far more than a simple clock boost it is an entire new architecture with a better GPU to boot

          • Rob Triggs

            It’s not a new architecture, the Krait 450 is just a slight improvement to the existing Krait 400. Qualcomm won’t be changing architecture until the Snapdragon 808/810, which will be ARMv8. The Adreno 420 GPU is a beast though, and will certainly help with that higher-resolution display.

            http://www.androidauthority.com/snapdragon-805-performance-benchmarks-384728/

          • wat

            Oh yeah that’s when the switch is, I remember now

          • boballistic

            Not only that but the battery on the g3 is only 200mah bigger but it also has a bigger lcd display to light where amoled uses less energy.

  • Corbin Crutch

    THIS IS WHAT THE S5 SHOULD’VE BEEN IN THE FIRST PLACE YOU AKASDKJHKSJABDFHOLES

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      . She has been unemployed for 6 months but last month her payment was $19402
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    • Xavier_NYC

      And Here I thought 43 mbps was fast on my phone but nope South Korea gets 225 mbps… That’s double what I get on my router at home..

      • Corbin Crutch

        I know! Their speeds over there are getting INSANE! Unless I’m mistaken I think someone had speeds of like ~400mbps. Long story short they’re toating download of HD movies in seconds on mobile devices

  • Legieron

    Na klasse, Samsung! Reicht nicht mehr EIN Flagshiff-phone im Jahr? Man hätte es auch ahnen können, was LG mit G3 vorhatte. Die Gerüchte waren schon etwas länger bekannt. Ausserdem gab es da bestimmt Kontakte zum Konkurrenten. Ich “freue” mich schon auf den S***strom der S5-Besitzer und -Vorbesteller!

  • MasterMuffin

    So they couldn’t wait a few months and announce this as the S5? Damn what a beast

    • Corbin Crutch

      THANK YOU. Seriously I’d be advertizing them all the way

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  • Err0xx

    And with that we have the specs of the Note 4 all but in stone- with a 5.7 inch screen.

    • Yuri Birfer

      5 inch display is more then enough for most people, the phablet phones is a waste of money buy a tablet with capability of 4G LTE and go nuts

    • ParkerPen27

      Has anyone noticed how these specs are increasing slower? The Note 2 had a 1.6 GHz processor and the Note 3 has a 2.3! The Note 4 will have a 2.5. Thats 700MHz increase a year ago vs. 200 MGz today.

  • Jesus

    Damn… I thought the G3 would the best ever, for a very long time. THIS is the best, ever.

  • Anonymousfella

    225 mbps? Here I am using a 10mbps connection

  • Jayfeather787

    Note 4 is going to have the same specs as this probably. That means that those who buy this are in for a lot of trouble with Samsung.

  • boballistic

    Lol I am happy with my current rooted s5 still has an amazing screen and great battery life

    • Yuri Birfer

      Exactly my Nexus 5 is rooted and has 4.4.4 on it

  • Kazahani

    If you listen closely you can hear the millions of people shouting “F*CK YOU SAMMY!”

  • xoj_21

    i hate u samsung

  • Adon

    Interesting,and LG will be launching (APPARENTLY) the G3 with snapdragon 805,smells like Samsung and LG have been talking behind the scene for a while now. Anyways,nice, i like the red one.

  • Ruz

    No body changes, no battery upgrade, no internal memory upgrade, no camera OIS = disappointment

  • Yuri Birfer

    My Nexus 5 does 67 Mbps who needs higher speeds as well as almost 600 ppi when our eyes can’t tell after 300 ppi what is what, honestly I think the price must be main concern of the manufacturers now days so it would be possible for more people to enjoy their phones and their specs etc.

  • phantomsofthedesert

    if I could give back my S5 I’d do it in a flash not happy at all. battery is woe full. if Samsung cared about customers then this version should be made available to everyone. and they take the current version of me.