Before talking about this article’s subject, let’s go a bit in the past. Before the Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched, everybody was expecting two big things from it: a QHD display and a metallic body. As you know, it doesn’t have any of them.
Before tech fans all over the world were totally disappointed by this move, Samsung tried to make it up for this, so the Galaxy LTE-A was launched and guess what? Except the ultra fast internet speed, it also came with one of the two big things: QHD display. Yes, a 2560 x 1440 display, finally on a Samsung device. But our joy didn’t lasted for long, as the device was only available for the manufacturer’s home market, South Korea. And unfortunately, no details about the worldwide availability weren’t given, so we put our sad faces on again and we were left full of envy.
And when we were thinking that this tuned up Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A was never going to be available in other zones, a leaked benchmark made us happy. Or at least that what’s we thought…
As you can see, the only updates to this phone remain the faster internet, thanks to the new Snapdragon 805 CPU and the Adreno 420 GPU, as the South Korean manufacturer didn’t considered that Europe deserves to enjoy the QHD resolution of the Korean version of theSamsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Yep, it still has a boring 5.2″ display with a full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. And it doesn’t even have the 3 GB of RAM…
That’s a shame though, since we were really curious to see how a QHD Galaxy S5 would’ve competed with the LG G3, but we might never see this happen.
Still, there’s a good part too, as Europeans will now have the chance to get an improved version of the current Galaxy S5. There’s nothing about the price or when this phone might arrive, but it should start hitting the shelves in about two months or so. As for other continents, no details for the moment.
For our readers from Europe, what are your thoughts about this? Are you going to buy this phone? Or if you already have one, do you think it’s worth updating to a Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A?