Samsung has officially announced the 2560 x 1440 QHD Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The smartphone is essentially the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime and trumps the current Galaxy S5's specs.

There has been tons of speculation that Samsung would introduce an updated version of the Galaxy S5 with a high-resolution 2560 x 1440 QHD display and brushed metal case. The company made one of those features a reality when it announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A and in the process is infuriating current Galaxy S5 owners who now feel they have an outdated smartphone.

Samsung was widely expected to unveil two Galaxy S5 smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February; the Galaxy S5 Standard' and Galaxy S5 Prime. The specs for the Galaxy S5 Standard were said to include a 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, and the company's infamous cheap-feeling plastic case. The Galaxy S5 Prime was said to feature a 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 QHD display, 3GB of RAM, and a premium metal case.

When Samsung took the stage at MWC, the company announced one smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The device matched the specs of the Galaxy S5 Standard and it appeared as if the S5 Prime was only a smartphone fan's dream.

The Galaxy S5 went on sale in April on all four major U.S. carriers and by May, rumors of the Galaxy S5 Prime surfaced again. This news didn't go over well with current Galaxy S5 owners who purchased the smartphone and signed two-year contracts believing it was the true flagship handset.

Reports of the Galaxy S5 Prime intensified and images of the smartphone leaked online. The handset was soon spotted in India for testing purposes and then it passed through the FCC for certification.

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S5 Prime and its official name is Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The smartphone makes the Galaxy S5 that went on sale in April seem outdated already. The S5 LTE-A boasts a 2560 x 1440 QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3 GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S5 is using a 1920 x 1080 HD display, 2GB of RAM, and a slower Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.

In an attempt to soften the blow to current Galaxy S5 owners, the company has said that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be an exclusive in South Korea and has not announced what other regions can expect the smartphone in the future.

The company that is known for flooding the market with a smartphone for everybody just broke the dam by announcing the smartphone it should have announced in February before Galaxy S5 owners signed their lives away on two-year contracts.

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