Special edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A to come with a fancy new rear shell

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.

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI


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