When the Galaxy S5 was announced during Mobile World Congress earlier this year, it was pretty obvious that not everyone was a fan of the design. The distaste for the dotted pattern used on the rear of the Galaxy S5 often resulted in likening the phone to a band-aid and well, generally poking fun at Samsung. I spent some quality time with a Galaxy S5 – in Copper Gold, no less – and in person, the pattern really isn’t that bad and genuinely adds a little extra grip to the device, making it more difficult to drop, unlike previous, glossier models of Samsung’s. With the upgraded, LTE-A edition of the Galaxy S5 announced for South Korea it looks like Samsung’s flagship has been given an upgrade on the outside as well.
A Special Edition of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is being advertised with a diamond pattern on the rear panel, instead of the dotted one that we’re accustomed to here in the West. It seems that this is a promotional version of the device for the Olleh G network in the region, as the device Samsung showed off last week looked just like the original version of the device. These diamond backs have been shown off in black, white and a sort of silver-gray color. It’s unclear whether or not this version of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be available on other carriers in South Korea, but we’re sure similar backs will be available through third-party manufacturers soon enough.
In case you missed it, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A was announced by Samsung last week, with a faster Snapdragon 805 CPU and a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, making it one of the most dense displays available on the market. Our Korean readers clearly have something to look forward to, but unfortunately for everyone else, Samsung has no plans on releasing the device globally, or anywhere outside of South Korea for that matter. However, there’s still the Galaxy F to look forward to, if it ever comes to fruition that is.