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

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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?

3. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

S6 would be out in months. Why bother?

5. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

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

19. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 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

10. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

18. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 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.

21. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

4. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

by herself? :P

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 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....

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

12. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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 gonna be recharging your money a lot more.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 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$

20. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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.

8. engamjad

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 20, 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

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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

15. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011


11. feeth

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

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

16. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 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

17. Yassham

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 09, 2011

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

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