Last month, Samsung launched an upgraded variant of the flagship Galaxy S5 in South Korea, called the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. While the device is yet to be launched in international markets, the folks at PocketNow have got their hands on a unit and have put up an unboxing video. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 first look: A decent Redmi Note 10S competitor
One of the surprising aspects of Galaxy S5 LTE-A was that it used the same build materials and featured the same perforated back panel as the flagship device. While it boasts specifications similar to the rumored Galaxy F aka Galaxy S5 Prime, it just turned out to be a plastic Galaxy S5 with upgraded specs. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 leaked renders show fresh design, flatter display
The four minute video shows the device from all possible angles and the publication notes that if you didn’t like the plastic build materials of the Galaxy S5, you wouldn’t enjoy the Galaxy S5 LTE-A either. In fact many believe that the flagship device should have featured such specs in the first place. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP
To recap on the specifications, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Also included is a 16-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2,800mAh battery, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. Connectivity options include LTE-A support, which at 255Mbps is nearly three times faster than standard LTE connection.
You can check out the hands-on video embedded below.