As the rumors proclaimed, Samsung is indeed releasing a slightly more powerful version of the Galaxy S5 that was launched just over a couple months ago. The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is set to launch in Samsung’s home market of South Korea soon, and it apparently comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor inside. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A supports the advanced LTE networks which is what the “A” seems to denote, which means faster speeds than normal LTE.
According to Samsung themselves, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A will launch at the end of June in Korea, but they have no plans to launch the device elsewhere at this time which likely means that we won’t ever see this device stateside. That also means that this isn’t the Galaxy F that some thought it may have been, which has been rumored to be Samsung’s Snapdragon 805 powered S5 that some were hoping for in the beginning. While it may be upsetting news for some that global regions probably won’t be able to get their hands on the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A, that leaves room for Samsung to launch a different device that could possibly live up to the same standards. Here’s to hoping for the Sammy fans out there.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone that we won’t be seeing this device outside of Samsung’s home market, as they had done the same thing with the Galaxy S4 LTE-A when it was launched earlier this year. The device was released for the Korean market only, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, which is a more powerful processor then we see in the variation models that had headed to other regions when they launched in 2013. In the same fashion, the Galaxy S4 LTE-A supports faster LTE networks than the original device, and it will be the same for the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A as well. With The S5 LTE-A, the screen resolution gets upped to Quad-HD, and comes with 3GB of RAM instead of 2GB. The device is slated to be available in five different colors including the original three we already know of, and a new Sweet Pink, and Glam Red. The price is also said to be equal to about $919 USD.