The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released with the specs everyone has come to expect from the flagship phones of this generation. A 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and nothing too extreme. It’s true that specs are no longer much of a selling point, while design and software are now the main differentiating factors.
However, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A released exclusively in the South Korean market changed that. It featured the latest Snapdragon 805 processor and a 5.1-inch 2560×1440 high resolution Super AMOLED display, something we were hoping to see in the standard Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, we were well aware that we may never get this device anywhere outside of Korea.
But according to some leaks, Europe is getting some form of Galaxy S5 LTE-A. And thanks to benchmarks, we now know that it isn’t as good as the Korean variant. Instead of featuring the WQHD resolution, it’s at the standard 1080p resolution we’ve all gotten so used to. Fortunately, the Snapdragon 805 is still present.
We know it’s a bit disappointing to get a worse model of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A than South Korea. It also makes no sense to create yet another model instead of just releasing the original model everywhere else. But it’s Samsung, so a new variant is expected.