Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Will Be Limited To South Korea [Report]

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Looks like Samsung is not in a mood to launch an advance version of Galaxy S5, dubbed the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A, beyond its home land. Just a day back, the South Korean giant released the new variant of popular Galaxy S5 in South Korea.

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A pack a 5.1-inch QHD display and the phone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SOC under the hood. This is so far the most advanced smartphone the company has announced in the first half of 2014. In comparison, the original Galaxy S5 has a 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 801 processor.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Will Be Limited To South Korea

If you are thinking to buy the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in your country soon, there is a bad news for all of you. According to Android Central, a Samsung spokesperson clarified that "at the moment, there is no specific plan to provide", the Galaxy S5 LTE-A" to the global market."

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That simply means Samsung has no plans to release the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in rest of the market place. There can be a number of reasons for this, but here are the two main ones, our opinion: Samsung may be planning to release the QHD version of the Galaxy S5 later this year which might end up being called Galaxy S5 Prime or Galaxy F.

The rise of the LG G3 in South Korea (in respect to rising sales) over Samsung's current flagship handset, the Galaxy S5, could be the other big reason for the sudden launch of an advance version with more powerful hardware.

Just for the reminder, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A has a large 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. As mentioned before, it is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board memory, which can be later expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.

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On the imaging front, there's a 16MP 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. The new device offer download speed of up to 225 Mbps, all thanks to LTE-A support.

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