Galaxy S5 LTE-A

An LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 with a QHD screen would be more than enough for most users, but it looks like South Korean carrier KT is taking things to another level by offering a limited edition version of the device with a new back panel.

The custom Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be available in the "Olleh" series of premium devices that are sold by the carrier, and comes with a diamond textured back that is quite different from the design of the standard Galaxy S5.

Other than the new back panel, KT's Galaxy S5 LTE-A has the same innards as the regular GS5 LTE-A, which include a 5.1-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory, 16 MP camera, Wi-Fi ac, LTE-A (225 Mbps) connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 2800 mAh battery. Don't get your hopes up, as this device is exclusive to South Korea, with Samsung stating that it does not intend to launch the GS5 LTE-A in other markets for now.

Galaxy S5 LTE-A

What do you guys think of the redesigned back panel? Is it better looking than the original Galaxy S5?

Source: WebTrek; Via: GSMArena


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Korean users get limited-edition Galaxy S5 LTE-A with redesigned back


me too! so many people bash it, but it just FEELS great! that's all i need :)

and frankly, i think it looks pretty decent.

but that's just like, my opinion, maaaan...
-The Dude

I was actually really surprised by how much I enjoyed the way it looks on the Chromebook 2 as well. It's a shame I just didn't care for the Chromebook 2 all that much.

Interesting... I like the back on this one way more than the dotted back.

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hahaha 2800 akku paired with qhd screen? battery life's gonna suck on that, considering all the samsung bloatware sucking up energy.. g3 all the way

Let's just admit that Android ROMs take up quite a bit of storage and that you can swap the battery out on both the S5 and G3 easily.

Oh, and you can disable some of that bloat, in case you didn't know.

I have a feeling that Samsung will decide to release phone around the time when the iPhone 6 is released.

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Don't get your hopes up.

This won't be released worldwide, according to Samsung, unlike the S4 LTE-A, which was released in both Korea and Europe.

Look on the bright side. We're getting a Note 4, with possibly a greater screen, and if that's not your thing, there's the Galaxy F, which, according to rumors, is basically a bigger and different looking S5 LTE-A (that might not have LTE-A).

Here let me fix this for you.

You meant to say that you wish that ATT would add the 32GB version to its lineup.

There you go. Besides, this phone is Korean only so far...

Actually samsung hasnt released 32gb models for any of the north american carriers.

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No, the actual statement is no North American carriers ordered it. Why? Data charges

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I'd rather have this phone with 32GB, instead of a 32GB version of the normal S5.

Too bad this phone is Korean-only. Wanna import one for me? I'll pay you $900+, including shipping. xD

Shoot sign me up! Send me your info and we'll make a deal. I also have a super slick matching aluminium bumper installed on it. Feels more premium than the note4 in comparo.

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Who cares! I just want to see what the next NEXUS looks like if HTC builds it! If not it's M8 all the way, or whatever the Prime series of phones look like!

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Bad news, There more than likely will not be another Nexus. Tablet, sure. Phone, highly unlikely

Better than the dots, but that's not saying much.

OTOH, I've never decided to buy, or not buy, a phone based on the back, so I really don't care one way or the other.

If LG does something Samsung will do the same and vice versa in their home market of Korea.

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Weird.. When the dots were in the Nexus 7 it was cool. Same dots on S5 results in massive complaints.

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Why does everyone seem so concerned with the back of the device? How many people use a phone without some sort of protective case or cover? I'm NOT trying to start a poll here but in my experience, I see very, very few "naked" phones out there. As long as there is a cover available out there that looks and feels good to you, what difference does the original back cover make? That's why I always laugh when people talk about how thin and sexy the iPhone is because I don't personally know a single iPhone user that doesn't encase it in some sort of plastic brick.

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you could just buy the back cover off of ebay eventually if you like the design
that's the power of removable backs

Where Can I buy this phone..

Is there is a link to what Bands LTE this has .. If it has 2,4, and 17 I am golden.

Hi everyone! I have here this kind of model ( samsung s5 sm g906k olleh prime gold in both side o want to share the picture but i dont know how) i got the score of 46950 on antutu benchmark thats score is higher than the score of note4 i have seen on youtube. It has 2.5gig of quadcore processor 3gig of ram. 32gig builtin memory and the amazing of it has 640 dpi.

If you want to buy it
Price: $ 1000

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Rocking the beast mode S5 right here and tbh, its not drastically better than the regular S5. I've had both, and I've been in korea 8 months and never seen on in any Oleh or LG store that look anything like that pic. It is powerful and the display is nice but battery is slightly worse than standard S5. I just get annoyed at the lack of development for this device since its so exclusive.

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