Being the successful multinational conglomerate that Samsung is, its products are known the world over. But some of its toys are destined for use just in its homeland of Korea. The newly unveiled Galaxy S5 LTE-A is one such product. We can drool over the device, with its support for LTE Advanced and data speeds that most of us in the States can only dream of experiencing (Samsung's advertising speeds of 225mbps down), but there's more of a reason for us to take notice of it than that. No, it's the hardware this phone's packing that matters.


The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will come with a 5.1-inch 1440 by 2560 display, putting it on par with the LG G3 (the first QHD handset to hit the market). We can glean from this that Samsung won't shy away from cramming more pixels into its future flagship devices. This also matches the claim that a rumored Galaxy S5 Prime would ship with a 5.2-inch QHD screen.


Last year's Galaxy S4 LTE-A included a Snapdragon 800, a step up from the Snapdragon 600 found in the S4 and not far off from the Snapdragon 801 that would later ship in the S5. This year's LTE-A handset will raise the bar with a Snapdragon 805.

To view more pictures of the device, peruse through Samsung's Flickr page at the source link below.

Source: Samsung Flickr page

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Chris

    Note 4 Please!

  • Aravind Arsenal

    Do any Korean telecom company provide that much speed?

  • hp_vercetti

    Wow.. streaming HD porn on a S5 in Korea is gonna be mad easy now!

    • Bob Hart

      South Korea has Internet censorship

      To view Internet porn in Korea you need to use something like hotspot shield or similar software else you will get a big red warning.

      Internet porn is illegal in South Korea

      The South Korean government has updated the screen you see when
      attempting to access censored sites. While the information is basically
      the same, the new screen contains your IP address - something I'm sure
      they were logging before, but nonetheless, a chilling reminder that big
      brother is out there watching ...

  • Gagan Deep Singh

    Umm would have shifted to korea for the internet speeds but well the language is unknown to me. So I'll stay here.

  • Marcelove

    Someone would really choose a Samsung device over LG device with the same specifications? ( considering the LG G3 version that will appear soon with Snaodragon 805)

    • Matthew Merrick

      Well considering the only thing the g3 has over this version is a slightly bigger battery, yeah, I'd go with this.

  • Jephri

    Man, Korean S5 ads manage to be even cheasier than their American ads. Who knew that was possible?

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  • Stanley C.

    Wow the quality of this amoled QHD and brightness that be amazing!

  • 0A05

    Still as ugly...

  • Nicholas Polydor

    Have Samsung announced the model numbers and LTE bands for the SKT, KT and LG U+ variants?

  • ClaudiuIO

    Is it supposed to be a samoled screen?

  • Badouken

    Still wish the LG G3 came with an 805... then again it might not matter that much (or will), a 801 is still a better upgrade from the Dual core Krait thats in my GS3.