Galaxy S5 LTE-A goes official, 2560×1440 display and Snapdragon 805 in tow



Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Galaxy S5 variant dubbed Galaxy S5 LTE-A. And mind you, this is no ordinary Galaxy device!

Samsung hails it as their first ever smartphone which packs a whopping 2560×1440 px display along with the latest available Snapdragon 805 silicon from Qualcomm. There’s also support for 4G LTE-A which allows speeds up to 300Mbps in theory, although SK Telecom’s LTE-A 4G network will only support up to speed of 225Mbps.


The spec sheet is fairy similar to the original Galaxy S5 except for the beefier internals. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A packs a 129.2mm (5.08 in) display topping a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels (577ppi) and four Krait 450 cores backed by the Adreno 420 on the Snapdragon 805 SoC (APQ8084). Additionally there’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage expandable to 128GB via MicroSD.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be sell for for about 940,500 won and will unfortunately be exclusive to South Korea, akin to its other Galaxy LTE-A predecessors. There’s no indication that the company would ever consider shipping it worldwide. An international variant of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A may very well end up as the long rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime, only time will tell.