Samsung has launched a souped-up version of the Galaxy S5 in Korea, taking advantage of the country’s next-generation internet, a faster processor, and improvements to other parts of the device.
Galaxy S5 LTE-A runs on Korea’s LTE-Advanced networks — which makes it theoretically capable of up to 225 Mbps data transfer — while its 5.1-inch display is QHD, boasting 2560 x 1440 pixels, an upgrade on the regular Galaxy S5’s 1920 x 1080 resolution. The phone has also had its pixel density bumped up to 576ppi, which surpasses that of LG’s G3, a device that has been heralded for sporting the highest quality screen on the market.
As with other Korean device launches, it is unclear whether the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will make it into other countries. The LTE-A standard available in the UK but is still being tested in the US — for the moment at least, the answer seems to be no.