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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD screen for South Korea

We have been patiently awaiting the release of the Galaxy F which is rumoured to come with a QHD screen. However it looks as if the South Koreans will get a taste of it before anyone else in the world. Samsung has just announced an LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5. Historically the LTE-A versions of Galaxy S phones have sported higher end specs than their international counterparts. This time it is no different as Samsung has packed its super fast phone to the brim.

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So what makes this phone better than the one Samsung released a few months ago? Plenty actually. For starters it is the first phone in history to come with 2560 x 1440 display that is also a Super AMOLED panel. The size is the same at 5.1-inch. Samsung claims a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, a response time of 0.01ms and a colour gamut of 90%.

The phone also comes with the new Snapdragon 805 chipset which includes four Krait 450 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz along with an Adreno 420 GPU. There is also 3GB RAM. The rest of the specs are identical to the international Galaxy S5. You get a water resistant body with a 16MP camera on the back along with a heart-rate sensor.

LTE-A speeds supported on the phone go as high as 255Mbps. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be priced at 940,500 South Korean Won ($919) and will be initially available on SKT and eventually KT and LGU+. Colour options include Charcoal Black, Shimmering White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Sweet Pink, along with a special Glam Red version for SKT.

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