Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A official with WQHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display, Snapdragon 805 CPU

If you bought a Galaxy S5 in the two months since its worldwide launch, you might be in for some massive disappointment today. Samsung has finally announced the rumored LTE-A variant of the Galaxy S5 (or the Galaxy S5 Prime, as the rumors wrongly called it), and it’s everything people had hoped the Galaxy S5 would be. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A, apart from being the first smartphone to feature download speeds up to 225 Mbps, ups the ante considerably by upgrading the screen to a WQHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED unit, which, thanks to the screen size remaining the same at 5.1-inch, offers a mind-boggling pixel density of 577ppi.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is also the first smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor, which features four 2.5GHz Krait 450 CPU cores and the Adreno 420 GPU, and is the only chip to support higher than 150 Mbps network speeds. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A isn’t lacking in the memory department either – the handset features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, along with a microSD slot for cards up to 128GB.


The rest of the hardware remains the same – there’s a 16-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, fingerprint and heart rate sensors, all the usual connectivity options including NFC, USB 3.0 port and an IR sensor, and the same old 2,800 mAh battery, which might or might not be able to offer as impressive battery life as the standard Galaxy S5 thanks to that ultra high-resolution display and faster internet speeds.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is water- and dust-resistant as well, with IP67 certification. Nothing has changed on the software front either, with the phone running Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s latest customization on top, along with features such as Download Booster, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Kids Mode, S Health, and Private Mode (used in conjunction with the fingerprint sensor.)

Unfortunately, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be exclusive to South Korea upon launch, though maybe that’s a good thing as Galaxy S5 owners will have less reason to hate Samsung if they can’t buy this considerably better variant that has been announced so quickly. The phone will launch this summer in Charcoal Black, Shimmer White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink, and Glam Red color options.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be available later this week (supposedly June 19th) from carrier SK Telecom for 940,500 won (US$919), and will later launch on carriers KT and LG U+.

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Fabiano Costa
2 years 9 days ago

Quando ele será lançado no Brasil???? Estou quase esperando!

2 years 12 days ago

Well, if Samsung is going to release to model worldwide, then they have to rebrand the name as GS5 ‘ADVANCED’ or Galaxy S5 +?

2 years 12 days ago


2 years 12 days ago

Good thing I didn’t buy the GS5 at launch! Anyway, I hope this QHD model is out worldwide!!!


2 years 12 days ago

WOW…. No Worldwide release (yet), only (first) for the South Korea Market… R U KIDDING ME ShAMeSUNG ??? Shame on you !!!! I have waiting for the S5 “Prime” Version, but after this stupid step by Samsung with the regional release, i think the LG G3 would be fine in my hand ;-)

Flip Jumpman
2 years 12 days ago

Don’t really see the big deal because the S5′s display is still nice and I doubt you would be able to see a dig difference. Also, LTE-A is not here in the US so that really doesn’t matter much either. 801 vs 805, no big jump.

Only like the Note series and will probably pass on the Note 4 until 810 or whatever else cones out. All flagship phones are basically great in general and phones are becoming stagnant at this point…

2 years 13 days ago

Got the original S5 and i cannot be bothered at all. The specs are somewhat better, but wasn’t the s5 screen already brilliant? And it was already fast as lightning, never had any issues with loading speeds or anything.

2 years 13 days ago

Seems like i did the right choice about staying with my Note 3, rather than choosing to keep the Galaxy S5.

Seems like Note series is the king of flagship from Samsung, that gets the most attention.

2 years 13 days ago

same old 2800mah battery hahahahahaa

2 years 13 days ago

Whatever they did with the S5 is unforgettable.
They slashed its price like no other phone in world.

I have also decided not to buy any Samsung phone on its launch.

F*ck you Samsung.
I sold my S5.
Now switching back to Note 3.

2 years 12 days ago

The Galaxy Note 3 is so awesome that I am not even thinking to get the Note 4. Note 5 maybe.

2 years 13 days ago

NOTE 3 is the best until note 4 release!

2 years 13 days ago


2 years 13 days ago

that’s when you don’t like note series you cant be wrong if you bought note – i don’t really blame Samsung for this you deserve it because you don’t even know that note is the king of there phones either way if note 4 released you will see how it will smash the s5 prime away and you will not buy it cause the big screen.

2 years 13 days ago

Considering the S5 Prime was rumoured almost instantly when it became clear the ordinary S5 had low specs,

and the fact they did the same thing with the S4 and the S4 LTE-A,

it makes users who complain about this look like complete idiots. You could’ve known, and a quick Google could’ve told you all about it before you bought your S5. Stop whining and accept the fact you’ve been a moron.

2 years 12 days ago

Samsung is = anything released before September are peace of sh*t – cause in September apple debut there new iPhone so Samsung prepare an powerful s-series or just newer note – one powerful s to destroy iPhone and 1 note to never think about buying iPhone – that’s why this year apple jumping to phablet size of iPhone 5.5 to compete with amazing note 4 – and iPhone 4.7 to compete with s5 prime so people look at iPhone if they don’t like it than they will go for s5 prime or just big screen all the way note – this story happen almost every year trust me :)just pick up your mind and wait

2 years 13 days ago

This marketing policy makes me hate Samsung even though I didn’t get the “new” S5.

2 years 13 days ago

What are you whining for? You didn’t get an S5 in the first place.

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