Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A now official with the world's sharpest, 5.1'' Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805, and 3GB RAM


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.

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