Samsung Launches World’s First Broadband LTE-A Smartphone

June 19, 2014 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Samsung Launches World’s First Broadband LTE-A Smartphone


The breakthrough GalaxyS5 Broadband LTE-At riples network speeds with LTE capabilities and best-in-class WQHD Super AMOLED display


Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A, a new smartphone featuring an advanced multimedia experience and the fastest download, web browsing, multimedia streaming and application loading speeds. As the world’s first, commercially available Broadband LTE-A (Cat.6) smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A combines the technological innovations of the flagship Galaxy S5 with new, advanced features and triple the network speeds to produce an unparalleled multimedia experience.


Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A (Red)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Pink
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A (Gold Bezel)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Gold (Front)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Gold (Back)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Black (Front)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Black (Back)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Blue (Front)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Blue (Back)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A White (Front)
Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A White (Back)


Samsung continuously proves its leadership in the industry by adopting the most advanced LTE capabilities. In 2012, Samsung launched the Galaxy S II, the world’s first LTE smartphone, followed by the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, the world’s first LTE-A smartphone in 2013. Now the launch of the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A, the world’s first LTE Cat.6 smartphone, further extends this market leadership.


“With the introduction of the world’s first Broadband LTE-A smartphone, Samsung continues to redefine its leadership in global mobile market," said Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “ The Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A provides users with stronger and faster connectivity united with our notable flagship experience to further demonstrate our commitment to meeting the needs of our consumers on a global scale.”



World’s First Broadband LTE-A Smartphone


The Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A is the first commercially available LTE Cat.6 network service smartphone in world. Equipped with a 2.5GHz Quad Core processor and 3GB RAM, Samsung’s newest device allows users to experience the powerful performance that has come to represent Samsung’s flagship devices. Additionally, the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A enables users to experience triple the connectivity speeds (225mbps) when downloading files, running apps and browsing the internet. With this innovative technology, users can enjoy uninterrupted high-resolution streaming of their favorite shows, as well as stronger and faster speeds when playing games or downloading a10MB music video, taking as little as 0.4 seconds.



WQHD Super AMOLED Display


With its WQHD Super AMOLED display (2,156 x 1,440), the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A offers an amazing viewing experience with more colors and detail than even that of an HD display. Lastly, the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A comes equipped with the same innovative features of the Galaxy S5, such as a 16 megapixel camera with HDR, Auto Focus and Selective Focus as well as an IP67 rating as well as S-Health and a Heart Rate Monitor.



The Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A will be offered in Korea beginning this summer in charcoal Black, shimmer White, electric Blue, copper Gold, sweet Pink, and glam Red (Only for SKT).


Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Specifications


  4G (LTE Cat 6 225/50Mbps) : 700 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600


  2.5GHzQuad CoreProcessor


  5.1”WQHD SuperAMOLED(577ppi, 2,560 x 1,440)


  Android 4.4 (KitKat)


  16MP (rear), 2.0 MP (front)

  Camera Features

  HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More


  Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC



  Additional Features

  IP67 Dust and water Resistant, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode

  Google Mobile Services

  Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movie&TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube


  WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)

  Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+

  USB: USB 3.0


  IR Remote


  Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor



  Internal Memory: 32GB

  microSD slot upto 128GB


  142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, 145g





*All functionality features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • Coinmanmat

    Ugh this is the Galaxy S5 you should have released internationally Samsung. WQHD display Snapdragon 805 and 3GB of RAM? Seriously!? Im glad I didnt buy an S5 because I would be even more upset. I know this device is intended for South Korea but Samsung you SHOULD release it in more markets.

    • Chang Hyun Park

      805 wasn’t available back then. I’m pretty sure samsung decided to forgo WQHD for the S5 because 801 just didn’t have enough power for the display, and because the higher load would have drained more power.

      This is the problem LG’s G3 seems to be facing.

  • Gaurav Khungar

    Samsung you should really release this version of Samsung S5 to make S5 a complete success with all the same specification. This product should be globally released. By Globally I also want you to include INDIA in it with the same LTE – A model but with 2300mhz LTE band opened.

  • gt-01

    I knew it! A GS5 with a WQHD SUPER AMOLED display (2560 x 1440), much sharper, less pixel display than the 1080p version.

    But, why did you guys put in a 2800mah battery to power up the high-res screen display? Wouldn’t it drain way too much battery life? If so please explain it here, or another post you may add here.

    Please show the benefits of a WQHD display!!!

    Anyway, how much is it anyway? In USD?

    Will you guys release the Galaxy S5 LTE-A “CAT6″ variant later on this year for the international markets?

    Please respond back to this message, thanks.

    – gt-01

  • Friis

    when I look up samsung galaxy S4 and compare CPU and RAM to S5, there is a 0,2 GHz difference in CPU speed, the real difference is in camera and the few extra features, its not really impresive.
    But with the LTE-A out there we get more RAM, a better GPU and a better display, now this one is impresive compared to S4/S5, but that this phone is only sold in south korea, is really anoying.
    Comparing LTE-A with galaxy F, the F should have 0,1″ bigger display and metal casing, rest should be the same by what I have found, its not that impresive an upgrade, unless you really want a metal casing.

    as I see it, wait a few month for a phone that is almost the same phone as the one already released, but you have to wait since the phone out now is only sold in few selected countries are so bloody anoying, and they did the same with the octa core S4, might just order the LTE-A from 28mobile because of a fail marketing plan…. again.

  • Alexander Jarygin

    For more than a year working at the company for the disabled.

    reading and writing can not. only send pictures. Feels a little better. after a stroke, painted with his left hand