Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A announced with 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display, other improved specs

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| June 18, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Glam Red

Samsung today joined the ranks of Android manufacturers with an Quad HD device in their stable.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A was officially announced in South Korea today, and while it looks similar to the standard Galaxy S5, this LTE-A model boasts some pretty major upgrades. The first is a Quad HD 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display, an upgrade over the 1920x1080 Super AMOLED panel found in the regular GS5.

Samsung has also outfitted the Galaxy S5 LTE-A with a beefier processor and more RAM, giving it the combo of a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 chip and 3GB of RAM. The original Galaxy S5 packs a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 2GB of RAM. Finally, as its name suggests, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A also includes support for LTE-Advanced connectivity that can produce download speeds of 225Mbps.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A in the wild

The full spec rundown of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A looks like this:

  • 5.1-inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
  • 16-megapixel rear, 2-megapixel front cameras
  • 3GB of RAM
  • IP67 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • 2800mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink, Glam Red color options

The regular Galaxy S5 is a respectable Android smartphone, but this Galaxy S5 LTE-A steps things up to superphone level and goes toe-to-toe with LG’s new flagship G3. Overall it’s a pretty impressive piece of kit, but the bad news is that there’s no word yet on whether or not this thing will ever see the fluorescent light of retail stores outside of South Korea. We’ll cross our fingers and toes hoping that it will see a wider release, but until we hear more, we’ve got some extra images in the gallery below for you to ogle.

Would you buy this Galaxy S5 LTE-A if it came to your carrier?

Via Droid-Life, Samsung Tomorrow