Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A now official with the world's sharpest, 5.1'' Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805, and 3GB RAM
posted by Chris P. / Jun 18, 2014, 2:00 AM
After months of Galaxy S5 Prime-related leaks (now known as the Galaxy F), Samsung today finally went ahead and released a device that pretty much hits the nail on the head in terms of what we were expecting.
Enter, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the world's most hardware-packed device currently available on the market (though it's unlikely it'll get out of South Korea, where it was announced). Like the standard Galaxy S5, the S5 LTE-A makes use of a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, but this time around Samsung has nudged the whopping 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) in it. This makes it the industry's sharpest display, at 576 pixels per inch (the G3, for example, sits at 538 ppi). But that's not all.
Powering the monstrous IP67-rated (dust- and water-resistant) S5 LTE-A is the very latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm -- the 2.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 805 with an Adreno 420 GPU (40% bump over its predecessor) -- along with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. That particular chip, according to Qualcomm, is specially-crafted for the ultra high-def era, and should provide killer performance, despite the millions more pixels it has to work.
The rest of Samsung's most advanced smartphone yet overlaps completely with what the now outclassed Galaxy S5 has to offer -- a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera, a fingerprint sensor, a heartbeat monitor, and a 2,800 mAh battery. As the name suggests, the device also supports LTE-Advanced network speeds of up to (theoretically) 300 Mbps, though the network in South Korea, where the S5 LTE-A will be available (exclusively, probably), supports 'just' 225 Mbps.
Wrapping this up, there's one important part that's missing: the S5 LTE-A's body is not made out of metal, as we were expecting from the Galaxy F (a.k.a Galaxy S5 Prime) -- just the usual polycarbonate. Whether this means that a possible Galaxy F is still in the works, or the rumor mill had it wrong this time around, remains to be seen.
Press Release (translated) via Droid-Life
Top of existing specifications seonboyida broadband LTE-A smart phone Samsung Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘release
The world’s first smart phone broadband LTE-A supports the implementation of new technologies Up to three times faster than LTE download speeds to 225Mbps For best viewing experience ◇ ‘Super AMOLED WQHD’ display with Excellent color reproduction and four times clearer than conventional HD resolution (2,560 × 1,440) Implementation innovation from the consumer to maximize ease of use and is equipped with the latest technology Strong performance of the 16 million high-resolution camera, a quick autofocus, such as waterproof and dustproof function Samsung Electronics is the world’s first smartphone ‘broadband LTE-A’ to implement new technologies Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘and announces authentic.
Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘is the highest specification of existing LTE smartphone smartphone more than three times faster than traditional’ broadband LTE-A ‘and world’s first support for mobile service.
In other words, the existing theory, consumers ‘LTE’ 225Mbps speeds three times faster compared to 10MB one side of the music video can be downloaded in just about 0.4 seconds to showcase at an alarming rate.
Samsung Electronics in 2011 for the first time in Korea LTE smartphone Galaxy S Ⅱ LTE ‘, 2013, there nation’s first LTE-A smart phone’ Galaxy S4 LTE-A ‘releases and this time the Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A’ to launch a global To further consolidate its position as the leading brand was.
In addition, Samsung is looking eyes express more surprises “Super AMOLED WQHD ‘and’ Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘is equipped with a viewing experience that always makes the best.
‘Super AMOLED’ Adobe RGB color standard to represent more than 90% of the color gamut (Color Gamut) 0.01ms excellent by 20% of the LCD response time, 100,000:1 contrast ratio to provide a display of color, expressive presence It is the most outstanding feature, HD resolution four times clearer than WQHD (2,560 × 1,440) by applying a smart phone boasts the highest quality.
Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘from the consumer for innovation and the latest technology to maximize ease of use was also inherited.
AP with 2.5GHz Quad-Core 3GB RAM, powerful features industry-leading 16 million acclaimed high-resolution camera, a waterproof and dustproof IP67-rated summer useful functions and exercise the heart rate check, and you can manage for themselves, such as heart rate monitor existing S5 Galaxy as they applied to the innovative new features.
Samsung Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘smart buyer targeting for Life offers a variety of premium global app package, and 10 films every month until the end of September benefits.
Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A ‘is 19 days, SKT launched the first through to the next through KT and LGU + will be released.
Cooper is a luxurious gold color (Cooper Gold) Color Charcoal Black Borders on existing (Charcoal Black), Shimmer White (Shimmery White), Electric Blue (Electric Blue), Copper Gold (Cooper Gold) including four suites with a pink back Color is added to a glam red color through SKT will be added. Chulgoga is 940,500 won.
Samsung Electronics said, “the world’s first LTE-A phone broadband era product leadership, Samsung’s mobile market once again proved to the world” and “will continue to reflect the needs of a variety of consumer products, serves a global market leader out plan, “he said.
And any Android device right? we should only buy Apple products yeah?...iSh33p Commander in chief!...technology advances quite rapidly, in Android world you get to buy the latest as they emerge, not wait till it becomes obsolete. So are we finally getting a HD(960p) screen on the iPhone?
This is the new trend. Smart phone getting improvement in a matters of 3 months much like pc components. However, only the most tech savvy could read those labels and know which cpu can overclock better.
I view it as a positive trend as we don't have to wait for a full year to get the latest improvement.
Samsung has it every time I want to buy a phone.
You can keep complaining about it Or maybe you should find to be happy about it!!! Instead of paying big $$$ first day, wait couple of months to buy your phone. I don't think someone force you to buy it at release date!!!
New but cheap; old but with still high price; light, durable and with good grip but metal and glass. You can't have everything in your live at a time, sometimes you need to make a choice. Set your priorities!!!
If you don't know that prices are highest during launch time, and reduce a lot with time, you must be an idiot. This is not the first time it happened, this is not the last time it will happen. And this is not specific to Samsung. Every smartphone price drops with time.
It doesn't take a PhD to know this.
You're not buying an investment that appreciates in value, you're buying a smart phone. If you're an early adopter you go in with the understanding that you are paying a premium for buying early. If you want a phone that doesn't lose value you can wait 6 months until it's $0 on contract and borderline old in technology standards.
It's Korea only, at least for now. I wouldn't call out S5 customers, but rather G3 customers who just bought a QHD phone with an old chip. Why LG didn't wait a few weeks for the 805 chips is beyond me.
Why? Would you have paid for that 10-20 million S5 sales?
Isn't it obvious they don't have enough materials (SOC/display) to satisfy the demand of million every month?
How come people here lack such basic commonsense?
You are laughing because samsung updates their hardware whenever there is an update available in the market??? Seriously bro??? Samsung is trying to be the leader in the market by updating their phones. You cant back off hoping samsung or any other company will stop producing flagships just because millions of people already have their previous. If you can keep up the pace get on to it. Or else simply keep your mouth shut. No oneis forcing you to buy any phone. Its just your choice whether to buy a flagship phone or to wait till they release another one. But then again they will release another one. If you don't want to purchase a phone every 3 months and still if you want a flagship phone, you can purchase PORSCHE DESIGN or TAGHEUR phone or something like that.
i really don't get your argument. whats so poor about the galaxy s5 customers. the sony xperia z3 is coming out in no time soon when the z2 came to the us a few days ago. the htc prime (although rumored) might come this year as well.
your argument is stating that all of us are poor customers because we may or may not get the latest model.
grow up kid
I say the same for HTC/Sony customers. Who knows the company might not exist tomorrow!
BTW, the S5's people bought will continue to run absolutely fine.
And this is a Korea-specific model. Rest 261 countries in the world won;t have it.
No phone stays top notch because the company that makes it didn't make something better. Everyone on the planet earth is almost guaranteed to have a phone not as beefy as the S5 LTE-A.
It's simple as that.
Matter of fact, if it's top notch specs you want, you'd probably have a Samsung.
Wow, I wasn't expecting this. It just came out of nowhere. This phone definitely beats the G3, but let's hope its display does not suffer from the same disadvantages as the G3's. Hopefully it will become available in the US, because this thing is a beast...
Lol here in Ethiopia the cellular network is about 11kbps at its best and the nearest wifi hotspot to where i live gets up to 300kbps which is unimaginably poor to any one who lives outside of africa but to me its mind blowingly fast. Yeah.
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