Special edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A to come with a fancy new rear shell
posted by Chris P. / Jun 23, 2014, 4:33 AM
Last week, Samsung made the Galaxy S5 LTE-A official -- an even more powerful version of the standard S5 with a Quad HD display and Snapdragon 805 processor. As it turns out, alongside the S5 LTE-A, South Korean carrier KT will be releasing an exclusive, special edition of the model, with an altogether different rear shell.
As you can see, the shell is swapping out the controversial, dotted look of the S5 for one that features a diamond-shaped texture. At the risk of sounding shallow and cliché, we've gotta say we're digging this alternative look more. Unfortunately, if we were you, we wouldn't expect to get our hands on one such version of the S5, especially if you live outside of South Korea, which will be the only country to enjoy the high-powered Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
In related news, perhaps there isn't a whole lot to be sorry about -- in our experience, a Quad HD resolution on a 5.1-inch display is a complete overkill, not to mention that the SD805 chip on-board mostly fails to deliver any major performance gains, which is likely the result of that very same, extraordinarily pixel-dense, screen. We expect that battery life has also suffered a blow. Oh well, gotta keep that perception of superiority or, at the very least, parity, for sales to keep rolling we suppose.
via: Android Authority
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Looks like what I use to grate my cheese.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 4:44 AM 11
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oh boy! if it's spots, it's a band-aid if it's checkered, it's a cheese grater if it's going to be a metal, it'll prolly look like your kitchen sink right? I am not saying you are one, but of late, I've realized Samsung haters do exist just as much if not more than apple haters. I was under the impression that the Sammy fans were just being unnecessarily defensive! When someone does well, I guess that effect is bound to create polarized views. Nature of the world I suppose! Back to the topic on hand, agree with Chris! Quad HD on a 5.1 is an overkill. However, Sammy is just being "business smart" always staying ahead of the competition. It's not like it's got a choice! :)
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 5:57 AM 13
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Agreed. He isn't necessarily one! The statement just reminded me of how much I've seen similar comments made (lot of them with an intent to hate). No insult to the OP! I guess I just used his statement as an example! My apologies to the Duke!
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 2:19 PM 0
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The author should get has facts correct before posting anything. "the SD805 chip on-board mostly fails to deliver any major performance gains" When comparing the SD 805 to the 800 and 801. The 805 is using a new adreno 420 GPU. The 800 and 801 use the adreno 330 GPU.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S
Not to mention the 805 can support memory bandwidth speeds of up to 25.6gb vs the 800/801 up to 14.9gb. And the internal krait cores are different.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 8:57 AM 1
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Still ugly like hell..
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 4:48 AM 11
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seriously PA you like this??? Are you also being different, for the sake of being different?? Hideous design..
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 4:56 AM 3
its a slow morning coming off very slow weekend, why bother showing us this phone if its only in south korea. just put in header optional back covers for the gs5 maybe available soon
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 6:13 AM 3
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