Samsung: No plans to launch Galaxy S5 LTE-A globally [Update!]
Updated Galaxy S5 with 1440p display, Snapdragon 805 set to remain Korea-exclusive
This morning Samsung unveiled a new version of its flagship Galaxy S5 powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 805 processor, with an upgraded 3GB of RAM and a new 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) SuperAMOLED display.The Galaxy S5 LTE-A, so called because it also supports super-fast LTE-Advanced networks, is set to launch in South Korea soon, however there's disappointing news for those hoping to get their hands on this updated model outside of Samsung's home country.
"Samsung launches the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in Korea at the end of June 2014," a Samsung spokesperson told Android Central in response to questions on global availability for the new handset, "At this moment, there is no specific plan to provide the product to the global market."
So that's that. In the meantime, rumors persist of a similar handset, dubbed Galaxy F, that may well see a wider launch later in the year.
Update: Samsung has went official and have announced the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A for the Korean market. You can read a little bit more about it right here.
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I have not wavered: LG G3 for me. :)
Just not in 2 weeks.
Do you honestly believe Samsung is going to let LG have a SUPERIOR screen to the S5 for the next year?.. Come'on you know better than that..
I just love the drama of 2014! *Will the S5 get a Global Prime?* * Will HTC follow suit?* *Is the G3 going to release with a 801 or is it being delayed to install the 805?* * Will there be a Nexus 6?* * Will there be a 3-Sided Screen Note 4?* *And the Oppo Find 7 and One-Plus-One? How will they play into all this when they arrive later this summer?* This is just great! http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g3_variant_sporting_a_snapdragon_805_soc_may_... Just Relax........ Let things unfold.. Your money will keep just fine. :-)
You'll still be able to purchase the S5 Prime through 3rd party vendors all day.. T-Mobile and AT&T customers, you still will have the option to go Prime if you want Samsung's Flagship.
Let's see touchwiz slow down the Heavy Duty Pipeline of the Snapdragon 805 / Adreno 420 with it's 3 gigs of ram..
I'm trying to imagine the speed of this unit once it's rooted and running Mahdi, Liquidsmooth or cherry picked CM.. :-)
- Samsung phones are region locked for activation. You must have a SIM from the region to which the phone was locked to be able to activate the phone. Only after this you can use your own regional SIM in the phone.