Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 LTE-A has a better display and faster processor


Samsung’s famous for its shady marketing tactics and shamelessly ripping off its rivals, but if that wasn’t enough to put you off its products, then this should be.

The South Korean company today announced a new and improved Galaxy S5 LTE-A with a better display, a faster processor, and more memory — just two months after customers starting buying the original Galaxy S5.

Yes, if you’ve already upgraded to a Galaxy S5, your new handset has already been replaced by a better model. It sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD display with a super sharp 2560×1440 resolution at 577 pixels-per-inch, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 805 processor, and LTE-A connectivity with up to 255Mbps download speeds.

It also comes with 32GB of internal storage as standard, and 3GB of RAM.

In comparison, the original Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 16GB of storage as standard, and only 2GB of RAM. While the Galaxy S5 LTE-A looks identical on the outside, then, it’s notably better on the inside in almost every way.

The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is only available in South Korea right now, which should give existing Galaxy S5 users in Europe, the U.S., and other markets a little bit of comfort. But it’s bound to make its way west in some form sooner or later — so you have the pleasure (pain) of knowing something better is on its way.