Samsung has announced yet another variant of their flagship device of 2014. This time, the device is called the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A and if you are wondering why is there not a lot of buzz around the device, the reason is simple. This device is currently going to be available only in the homeland of Samsung, i.e. in Korea with no specific information whether there are any plans for a global launch.
This is a rather unexpected launch by Samsung, as the Galaxy S5 Prime is not the metal clad Galaxy F that has been rumored to have been in works. Yet, the phone bears a lot of resemblance to the specifications of the the Galaxy F. This new variant of the S5 has specifications akin to the recently announced LG G3. The Galaxy S5 Prime will come with a 5.1 inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440×2560, giving it a PPI of 576. The device has support for the LTE-A technology which enables speeds as high as 300 Mbps downs. Powering the device is a Quad Core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC with Adreno 420 GPU and GB of RAM, making this phone, easily the best spec’d smartphone in the market currently.
The rest of the specifications on this new Galaxy S5 are same as the base flagship model. It includes the fingerprint scanner as well as the heart rate monitor. The cameras are exactly the same too. The device will be available in Korea for $919 unlocked, but no release date has been quoted yet. The device is not expected to be sold in any other country outside of Korea yet, and there is a strong possibility that we will still get that coveted Galaxy F, which will be everything that the LTE-A variant of Galaxy S5 is, but in a metallic shell with perhaps a better battery.