News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday June 19, 2014.
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Samsung has been rumored to be developing a second version of the Galaxy S5 for months now, though many assumed it would be the Galaxy S5 Prime or Galaxy F phone to upgrade the device. Samsung yesterday confirmed that it has developed a superior Galaxy S5, only it's called the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. And we now know with conviction that it won't appear in the United States.
When the Galaxy S5 LTE-A was announced for South Korea, there were brief questions about if it might be coming to the US. Android Central has obtained the following statement from Samsung to put those hopes to bed
"Samsung launches the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in Korea at the end of June 2014. At this moment, there is no specific plan to provide the product to the global market."
Don't get excited about the "at this moment" stipulation because that's standard PR speak, and rarely do plans change when it comes to global availability. The latest S5 model an LTE-Advanced version of the phone that's capable of running on a faster network that doesn't even exist in the US quite yet. There's no need to release it here other than to see an upgrade in display quality and processor. While it might infuriate many to know that Samsung would update a phone released three monhs ago, the LTE-Advanced is exclusive to the South Korean market. If you're in South Korea, feel free to take a closer look at the S5 LTE-A and be rightly upset that your previous purchase has now been made less ideal. People in the US are probably use to Samsung doing things bigger and sooner in its home market.via: Android Central
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.