Samsung on Wednesday officially announced the beefed up Galaxy S5 we’ve all been waiting for, also referred to in some rumors as the Galaxy S5 Prime. As rumors suggested earlier this week, it is indeed the LTE-A variant of the device, though it packs the best hardware Samsung has ever crammed into a smartphone, including an amazing new display.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is equipped with a 5.1-inch WQHD display — that means a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, which factors down to 577 pixels per inch (ppi). That’s a crazy sharp display right there, and we can’t wait to check it out. Also on board is a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 16-megapixel camera, a 2,800mAh battery, 3GB of RAM and more. Of course, as its name implies it supports LTE-A networks, which means you’ll get even faster speeds in South Korea, where it’s an exclusive right now.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will launch in blue, gold, pink, red, white and black. Sadly, there’s no word if this will ever make it to the U.S., but we sure hope it does. Keep in mind this looks different from the “metallic” model we’ve seen pop up a few times, so maybe there’s still another phone to hold out for.