SAMSUNG HAS UNVEILED an updated model of its flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, in South Korea.
Looking to challenge the LG G3, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A - as well as adding support for 4G speeds of up to 300Mbps - also sees upgrades to the screen and processor. The Samsung Galaxy S5's 5.1in HD 1080p screen has been switched out in favour of a 2560x1440 QHD Super AMOLED screen that boasts 576ppi - higher than the LG G3's 538ppi pixel density. Theres also Qualcomm's newer Snapdragon 805 chip under the bonnet, and the amount of RAM has been upgraded to 3GB.
By the looks of Samsung's Flickr page, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will also be available in new red and pink models, along with the standard black, white, blue and gold versions.
Beyond that, buyers will find features identical to those of the original Galaxy S5. These include the built-in fingerprint sensor and heart rate scanner, a 16MP rear-facing camera capable of shooting 4K video, a 2MP front-facing camera, Google's Android 4.4. Kitkat mobile operating system and IP67 certification, meaning the device is resistant against dust and water.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will also have the same 2,800mAh battery, although this will likely have shorter battery life due to the upgraded screen and super-fast 4G speeds.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be available in South Korea through mobile operator SK Telecom later this week, priced at the equivalent of around £540.
It's unlikely that the handset will see a global release due to the lack of high-speed 4G availability, but we have put the question to Samsung. µ