Samsung introduces Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Korea with much better specs than current model

Samsung introduces Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Korea with much better specs than current model
Samsung has unwrapped a gift for the Korean market, the oft-rumored Galaxy S5 LTE-A (Galaxy Prime) with much improved specs from the recently released international S5 model.

The new model offers support for the ridiculously fast data speeds of LTE-Advanced (as high as 225Mbps) but also packs a redone interior that easily blasts away the international S5 model.



Under the hood is a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, a 16MP camera, 2,800mAh battery. The device is waterproof and dustrproof (IP67) and most importantly, has a QHD Super AMOLED display (25601440), a nice improvement from the 1080p display and Snapdragon 801 processor of the standard S5.

It is very unlikely that the Android KitKat device will ever make it to the U.S. (or anywhere outside of Korea) but we can dream.

Source:
Droid-Life


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Jun 2014 21:22
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  • 8 comments
  • DXR88

    if you even thought about using those speeds on the U.S. Cell network, the network would melt and then implode.

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    18.6.2014 22:00 #1

  • GryphB

    Originally posted by DXR88: if you even thought about using those speeds on the U.S. Cell network, the network would melt and then implode. Nah, your network would just throttle you. :P

    18.6.2014 22:26 #2

  • Jemborg

    Why is it only available in South Korea?


    What a contrast to the benighted North of the country.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    18.6.2014 22:45 #3

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Why is it only available in South Korea?


    What a contrast to the benighted North of the country.
    Quote: ...unclear on whether the Galaxy S5 LTE-A standard available in the UK but is currently going under major testing within the US, for the current moment... http://asiatechhub.com/samsung-releases...te-south-korea/

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    19.6.2014 17:04 #4

  • Jemborg

    @Mrguss

    Do you know if their LTE-A standard is wholly a private initiative or is it gov (or mixed)?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    20.6.2014 00:20 #5

  • hearme0

    Not available out of Korea??? WTF is that people?? THe US is their main source of revenue and we get straight jacked??

    Cool device though........almost makes it worth it to live butted up to N. Korea

    20.6.2014 10:53 #6

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by Jemborg: @Mrguss

    Do you know if their LTE-A standard is wholly a private initiative or is it gov (or mixed)?
    As far I know:
    A= Advanced. For smart antenna technologies, to enhancing quality of the serving cell signal.
    But they are diff. between LTE & LTE-A on Radio/spectrum/HetNet/RATs Interference, etc.
    LTE-A is another phase of LTE of many proposals and also LTE-A as being described as a 3.9G (beyond 3G but pre-4G) = Best candidate for 4G by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

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    20.6.2014 15:25 #7

  • harhumph

    I see all the comments, you guys do realize Samsung is based out of South Korea, so why not give your home country some special lovin'! Also their country has some of the fastest internet in the world, the USA is falling way behind in internet speeds and this phone would be absolutely gimped in the USA. I still wish I could have one, but I am pretty optimistic a variant will show up here (Arizona T-Mobile user here)!

    20.6.2014 16:55 #8

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