Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A goes official with Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 2K display
Samsung has continued it’s last year’s tradition by introducing the LTE-A edition of this year’s Galaxy S5 flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A isn’t only about LTE and Internet speed like last year’s Galaxy S4 LTE-A, It edges over the original Samsung Galaxy S5 with a 5.1″ Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) screen — it’s the first Samsung smartphone to come with a 2K screen.
Like an over-pampered kid, Samsung was privileged to become the first OEM to use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 chipset, and they used it on the Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
The processor allows the phone to become the fastest smartphone on the face of earth reaching 225 megabytes of download per second.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is powered by four cores of Krait 450 CPU at 2.5GHz and Adreno 420 graphics — both found inside the Snapdragon 805 processor. There’s also 3GB of RAM, which the ordinary Galaxy S5 doesn’t have.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A packs the same 16MP rear and 2.1MP front-facing camera combination found on the classic Galaxy S5. But thanks to the new processor still, the former can record 2160p videos.
The device is still dust and water proof and the body measures and weighs exactly like the Galaxy S5. The only exception is that the battery was trimmed down to 2800mAh from the 2880 on the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is priced at 940,500 South Korean Won (about $919 USD) and will be shortly available in the country in Charcoal Black, Shimmering White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold and Sweet Pink color options.
The rest of the world will be getting the smartphone sooner or later.