Samsung launches updated Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A; Specs

(Credit: KT / OLLEH)Different variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A promoted at South Korean carrier Olleh (KT). A US release date has not been announced.

On June 17, Samsung announced a new Galaxy S5 variant, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A.

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Advanced not only supports high data speeds of up to 225 MBPS and LTE-Advanced, but it sports a Snapdragon 805 2.5 GHz chip, 3 GB RAM, Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 QHD 5.1-inch display, 2,800 mAh battery, 16 MP rear and 2 MP front camera as well.

The smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat and comes in 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs 145 grams. It is dust and water proof (IP67).

Galaxy S5 LTE sounds a lot like Galaxy S5 Prime which, for months, has been in the headlines, because the Galaxy S5 LTE is a substantial upgrade of the original S5.

The Galaxy S5 is Samsung's current flagship phone which was released to the market in April, featuring a lower resolution FHD Super AMOLED 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chip and a 2GB RAM.

Now the Galaxy S5 LTE-A with technology's latest and impressive consumer innovation that maximizes ease of use.

The new Samsung device which outdates the Galaxy S5 is at the moment only available in South Korea.

It comes in glam red, sweet pink, copper gold, electric blue, charcoal black and shimmering white. Features include Geo News, heart rate calculator, health care, fingerprint scanner and deep sleep.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is the first Android device from Samsung, and the second Android unit (after OnePlus One), to house the Snapdragon 805.

Though the Galaxy S5 LTE-A upgrade is a pleasant surprise to the tech industry, it does not come across well for consumers who just got the Galaxy S5 since April this year, especially ones who put themselves under a two-year contract.

Samsung Electronics entered into the Korean market with an LTE smartphone for the first time in 2011, with Galaxy S II LTE; a second time with Galaxy S4 LTE-A in 2013 and now with Galaxy S5 LTE-A.

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