x PhoneArena is looking for new authors in New York! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Samsung's Quad HD Galaxy S5 LTE-A isn't much more expensive than the regular S5

Samsung's Quad HD Galaxy S5 LTE-A isn't much more expensive than the regular S5

Posted: , by Florin T.

Tags:

Samsung's Quad HD Galaxy S5 LTE-A isn't much more expensive than the regular S5
Earlier this week, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, it didn’t say how much the handset would cost. However, The Korea Times reports that the new smartphone will be sold in South Korea for 945,000 won ($926). The original Galaxy S5 costs 866,800 won ($850) there, so the new model isn’t much more expensive.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A brings several improvements over the regular S5, including a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, a quad-core Snadpragon 805 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and 3GB of RAM. Of course, there’s also support for LTE Cat 6 (for theoretical network speeds of up to 225Mbps).

A couple of days ago, Samsung reportedly confirmed that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A would not be released internationally. So the handset will be available only in South Korea, where it should go on sale before the end of this month (in five color versions: black, white, blue, gold, red, and pink).

Even if this S5 LTE-A won’t be available outside of Korea, we should still expect Samsung to introduce a Quad HD smartphone (Galaxy S5 Prime / Galaxy F) for the global market later this year.


source: The Korea Times

Like this story? Like us on Facebook to follow our posts:

21 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:13 3

1. fzacek (Posts: 1470; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Isn't it possible to ship these out of South Korea into the US and around the world? Would they work with the US networks?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:29

3. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


S6 would be out in months. Why bother?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:46 7

5. james.blunt.1973 (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Note 4 will be launched in few months, It will be D KING of electronic devices of all eras, why bother?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 15:24

19. korean411 (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 May 2009)


i think you meant the note 4 not the s6 lol. i am sure the s6 will come out around april of next year

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 03:11 4

10. Aploine (Posts: 126; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Maybe there will be latter international versions like last year's S4, E330 LTE-A for Korea, then S4 I9506 LTE+ for Europe

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 15:24

18. korean411 (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 May 2009)


no because south korea is using a better variant of LTE which is LTE-A which we don't have. In short terms. the companies here can't really use it.

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 11:54

21. drunkenjay (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


well the g3 is sold on ebay so the galaxy s5 with 805 snapdragon will come out on ebay as well. the lte SHOULD be available for some american bands but you have to check with the seller.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:29 1

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7768; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I can't be the only one who thought it looked like she was about to get strangled in the article thumbnail.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:41 2

4. nlbates66 (Posts: 287; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


by herself? :P

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:53

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2786; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I guess the S5 GPE will be announced next week at Google I/O. It now seems like something of a letdown.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 02:15 1

7. Anshulonweb (Posts: 305; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


here in india galaxy s5 price has been dropped to $640.....and it was launched at $820..... hope they launch s5 lte a variant in india....

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 02:43 3

9. rd_nest (Posts: 745; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


When India doesn't even have LTE (I know only a few cities have with limited coverage), why should they launch a LTE-A variant here?

LTE coverage in India is less than 0.1%, having LTE/LTE-A phones in India is useless. They better first provide 3G properly.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 04:20

12. Miracles (Posts: 473; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


I know right. They really need to work on the 3G so it works flawlessly everywhere plus no dropping calls. LTE will follow latter, but I have a feeling its gonna be expensive...you gonna be recharging your money a lot more.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:11

14. Ashoaib (Posts: 1579; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


do indians buy that expensive phone?? I have seen indians are very cautious on spending money... it seems like most of them think 1000 times before spending even a 1$

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:11

20. Miracles (Posts: 473; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Only the rich....they richer than most Americans. The poor and middle class can only use low grade phones. There are many who buy these phones..otherwise Samsung has no profit in selling there. Then again most of the low grade phones are made by Samsung.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 02:16

8. engamjad (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


I always wonder, why LG and Samsung always in Korea very expensive compared to any country, is it because of taxes or quality or what

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 04:23 1

13. Miracles (Posts: 473; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Thats just launch price....I bet they sell it for a lot less afterwards. Its to fool Americans into buying it at a more expensive price than its actually worth. :P

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:12

15. a961009 (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


That's nonsense. It's because of the trend in Korea. ONLY EXPENSIVE PHONES ARE SELLING WELL IN KOREA. IF CHEAP,PPL WILL NOT BUY AS THEY LOVE PREMIUM.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 03:41

11. feeth (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Jun 2014)


not much difference... nearly 10% at phone already priced so damn high...

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:28

16. Loubielou (Posts: 206; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung will wait until Apple announce the iphone 6 release date,an we will get either Galaxy Prime or Galaxy F released by Samsung,with the Galaxy Note 4 as well

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 11:29

17. Yassham (Posts: 28; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)


Hope this will come to France, supporting 4G+ of Bouygues Telecom where no other smartphone is compatible at this moment.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories