OFFICIAL: Samsung announces the Galaxy S5 (PRIME) LTE-A 225Mbps, WQHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display and Snapdragon 805.
Francisco De Jesùs.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A, apart from being the first smartphone to feature download speeds up to 225 Mbps, is upgrading the screen to a WQHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED unit, the screen size is remaining the same at 5.1-inch, offers a 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 .The handset features 3GBof 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 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.)
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be exclusive to South Korea upon launch. 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 (June 19th) from carrier SK Telecom for 940,500 won (US$919), and will later launch on carriers KT and LG U+.