Samsung has just announced a brand new variant of the Galaxy S5 over in South Korea sporting a heavily revamped hardware. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A as it is known, comes with a 5.1 inch 2K resolution display and a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC on board. T The rest of the hardware remains unchanged from the standard Galaxy S5.
At the moment, this variant is limited to South Korea, and we think it will remain that way for the months to come. Samsung is expected to launch a “Prime” variant of its flagship smartphone, so global customers don’t have to feel let down by this new announcement. There’s no metal body though, which we’re guessing will be saved for the international variant of the smartphone.
Other specs of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A include 3GB of RAM (up from 2GB), 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot, a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor, Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a 2,800 mAh battery. The battery is the same as the one used on the standard Galaxy S5, which strikes us as odd given that a 2K display will take a heavier toll on the battery. There’s the fingerprint scanner on the home button and a heart rate monitor on the back, much like the Galaxy S5. The smartphone is IP67 certified as well, so nothing’s different in that regard.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmer White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink and Glam Red color variants so customers have plenty of options to choose from. Pricing is estimated to be close to the local equivalent of $919 which is understandable for a smartphone of this caliber.
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Via: Android Central