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This article was published on June 18, 2014

Samsung begins selling enhanced version of Galaxy S5 with LTE-A support in Korea

Samsung begins selling enhanced version of Galaxy S5 with LTE-A support in Korea
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

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.

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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.

Samsung launches new Galaxy S5 with better screen and faster processor in Korea [The Verge]

Images via samsungtomorrow / Flickr: 1 and 2