If you happened to see the super-spec’d Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A detailed this morning, thought to yourself, “I need to get my hands on one of these bad boys,” and you live outside Korea, then we have some bad news for you.
According to Android Central, Samsung has made it official: they will not be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A globally. The 5.1-inch 1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM packing monster will not leave Samsung’s home country. But there is a silver lining to this stormy cloud of exclusivity. The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is just that, a Samsung Galaxy S5 with access to LTE-Advanced networks. Yes, the specs have been updated but it’s largely still the same Galaxy S5. The Galaxy F is where it’s at.
The Galaxy F is rumored to come with nearly identical specs to the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, but in a sleeker much more attractive shell. Where the Galaxy S5 blew up the size and bezels from the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy F shrinks them back down. And the Galaxy F is rumored to see a global release, so who cares if you’ll never be able to buy a Galaxy S5 LTE-A. We don’t.