Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has made a lot of Galaxy S5 customers confused. We’ve covered the differences between the LTE-A and the standard Galaxy S5 extensively, and many wonder why Samsung would leave features like a 2K display out of the final product that’s being sold in the US. Samsung initially confirmed that it would leave this LTE-A variant for the Korean market, but new rumors seem to point otherwise.
The user manual of the Samsung SM-G901F for the EU has been leaked, and everything seems to point to this device being an LTE-A Galaxy S5. Now that said, this is not the Prime model that we see in Korea, as the report claims that this device still sports a 1080p display, and not the 2K display that we currently find in the LTE-A model. The user manual does mention LTE-A as part of the signal indicators you’ll find on this device, so it seems we’re just getting the existing Galaxy S5 with a better radio.
We’re having a hard time finding some sense in why Samsung continues to strip its flagship models from the latest-and-greatest features outside its home market, but some assume this could be due to supply constraints. Whatever the case may be, we should learn more about this device in the weeks to come.