Samsung has been speculated to launch a premium version of Galaxy S5 for some time. Just a day back, Samsung had teased the device, although the company didn't exactly answer when users will get to see the handset. Now, today, Samsung pulls off a surprise with the launch the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in South Korea.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A, as the name suggests, is an improved version of the original Galaxy S5. The new device offer download speed of up to 225 Mbps, all thanks to LTE-A support.
Furthermore, the Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be later expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Not only the processor is beefy in nature, but the handset also has a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. On the imaging front, there's a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The device runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. Like the Galaxy S5, the new device has a IP67 ratings for dust and water resistance and a built-in heart rate scanner.
In a lot of ways, Samsung's new Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A, is another monster phone that's very similar to its top Android competitors, notably, the LG G3. It boasts a captivating 5.1-inch 2K screen, and a really fast quad-core processor under the hood.
Otherwise the new handset is pretty much similar to the Galaxy S5 at least in terms of design and form factor. The Samsung Galaxy S5 broadband LTE-A comes in Copper Gold, Charcoal Black, Shimmery White and Electric Blue and Glam Red (SKT only) and is priced at 940,500 won (about Rs. 55,349). It will go on sale starting from June 19th through Korean operator SKT. No word on India release.
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