Samsung has no plans to launch the Quad HD Galaxy S5 LTE-A in the US (or in any other market except Korea)


Samsung this morning announced its very first Quad HD smartphone: the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. As we already told you, the handset was unveiled in South Korea (Samsung’s home country), where it’ll go on sale starting the end of June. Will the handset also be available in other markets, like the US? Well, the answer is "no".

According to Android Central, a Samsung spokesperson declared that “at the moment, there is no specific plan to provide” the Galaxy S5 LTE-A “to the global market.”

Just like the regular Galaxy S5, the S5 LTE-A is dust- and water-resistant, and sports a 5.1-inch display. However, the Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) resolution makes the display the sharpest ever, offering an insane 576 ppi density - higher than the 538 ppi density measured on the 5.5-inch screen of LG’s G3.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A also has a more powerful processor compared to the original S5: a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz.

Later this year, Samsung may introduce yet another Quad HD handset - which might end up being called Galaxy S5 Prime, or Galaxy F, or Galaxy Alpha. This one should be available internationally, though nothing’s confirmed at this point.

source: Android Central

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