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June 18, 2014

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 LTE-A in South Korea

For quite some time already, Samsung has been rumored to be working on an aluminum-clad version of the Galaxy S5 called Prime, but until now the alleged phone has yet to make its official debut. Instead, the South Korean firm decided to launch variant dubbed as Galaxy S5 LTE-A which bears the same rumored specs of the Prime but with comes in a plastic body.

Galaxy S5 LTE-A philippines

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A specs:

5.1-inch WQHD IPS display, 2560×1440 @577ppi
2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor
Adreno 420 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal memory
Expandable up to 128GB
16MP rear camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
LTE-Advance, 225MB/s
WiFi 802.11ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, MIMO
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Heart and Fingerprint Sensor
Micro-USB 3.0
IR Blaster
NFC
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
IP67-certified body
Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
2,800mAh battery
Colors: Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Glam Red, Shimmer White & Sweet Pink

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is expected to be available later this month and will be retailed for KRW940,500 or a little over forty grand in our local currency.

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4 Responses to “Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 LTE-A in South Korea”

  1. diego delos lsantos says:

    I have the s4 I9506 version of the above. bought it second hand from a Korean friend. the s4 is a beast compared to other android phones. I still don’t know the difference from an iphone. well if apple will release a 6 inches, expandable memory and with no compatibility issue phone, il try an iphone.

  2. Pipoy says:

    South Korea is the fastest internet. philippines is a shameful. even 3.5G in our country is too slow. LTE is not yet totally felt.

  3. diego delos santos says:

    pipoy, ive watched yuga tech’s coverage on the senate inquiry on why we have slow internet. very informative. south korea’s govt and other govt with fast internet speeds, they funded its infrastructure. so its a stalemate between the phil govt and businessmen (globe and smart)the govt panel said they will pass new laws. the Telco reps are good think tanks throwing right back the problem in a good way. that’s what money can buy. good think tanks. there are a lot of variables why we have slow internet. lte is like waiting for the star trek technology of warp drive.

  4. din75 says:

    Mali na naman si yugatech.. hayyy

    LTE-A already release on launch of S5 here in korea
    this upgrade is Broadband LTE-A the fastest version

    research-research pag may time..

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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