Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Supposedly Better than the Vanilla Galaxy S5—So Here’s a Way to Get it Yourself

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By Gel Galang | July 9, 2014 12:01 PM EST

Samsung itself may be unsatisfied with what it had doled out to customers with the Samsung Galaxy S5, as a new blog from the South Korean Company discusses the new technology found in an "updated" version of its 2014 flagship.

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An employee of Samsung Electronics walks past the company main office in Seoul in this April 6, 2010 file photo. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is emerging as a major player in its local debt market, buying more South Korean-issued bonds as it juggles a $60 billion cash pile. Samsung's push into private bank debt and government bonds underscores the challenges faced by the electronics giant in managing its massive cash holdings, with local banks reluctant to overload on short-term deposits from Samsung.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A was first shown off a few weeks ago, only for fans to realize that it was going to be enjoyed exclusively by the South Korean market. Now, Samsung is praising the new specs to the point of even comparing it to its own flagship.

Samsung points out that the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is three times as fast as the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S5, as well as its possession of the WQHD Super AMOLED display. The latter feature had been the focused, with Samsung telling fans that they should not be satisfied with just the old displays that they've enjoyed until now, which are the full HD displays. Samsung then goes on to compare the images of a yellow chick on the FHD and WQHD displays of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A respectively.

Detail-wise, there are very noticeable areas where the WQHD has its edge--you see more of the feathers, the lines near the bird's eye and a softer touch to the colours.

"It's sometimes hard to think about display quality since we already have such clear and vibrant displays on the market. But the matter of fact is that these displays are simply what we have gotten used to, and there is certainly room for improvement. With the WQHD, you don't have to be satisfied with what you're accustomed to. The WQHD can show you more--improved readability, more vivid three-dimensional effects and the aesthetic beauty--which will bring viewers closer to 'the real thing,'" said Samsung via the official Samsung Blog.

More than the comparison, is this a hint of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A headed for more than just the South Korean market? Or will this device be the start of a WQHD line of devices for the future releases of the brand?

How to Get the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

When Samsung introduced one of its latest handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, a lot had thought that this was finally the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime due to its improved display resolution and processor.

But now it seems that even though you do not hail from South Korea--the only place where the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A supposedly is available--to get your hands on the device.

This option, according to SamMobile, only requires you to go to www.28mobile.com, which connects you to a retailer in Hong Kong that can provide you with a Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The source states that the retailer is currently able to receive orders for a white and black variant of the device.

As far as the accepted locations for deliver is concerned, the list include the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Europe, Hong Kong and China.

The price for the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is currently at $829 for the white model and $845 for the black variant. Retailer 28 mobile takes it a step further for customers. There is a 28-day money back guarantee tagged with your order, wherein the customer can get a refund for the device that was delivered.

This means you can return the device with no damage and together with all its package contents included and still get a refund. The refund does not cover the handling and deliver charges, which can be set at around $20.

Samsung Galaxy S5 offiical hands-on (via YouTube/Samsung Mobile)

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An employee of Samsung Electronics walks past the company main office in Seoul in this April 6, 2010 file photo. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is emerging as a major player in its local debt market, buying more South Korean-issued bonds as it juggles a $60 billion cash pile. Samsung's push into private bank debt and government bonds underscores the challenges faced by the electronics giant in managing its massive cash holdings, with local banks reluctant to overload on short-term deposits from Samsung.
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