LTE-Advanced Version of Samsung Galaxy S4 Released in Korea
This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Samsung has finally unveiled the LTE Advanced version of its Galaxy S4 phone in Korea. The past view days have seen some images and benchmark tests of this device leaked, so the announcement is hardly a surprise for anyone.
The device will be available only in South Korea for now, with the SK Telecom carrier. The LTE-A technology will enable the device to reach speeds which are twice as high as normal LTE phones. The US carriers currently don’t have plans for LTE Advanced. Samsung is in talks with various American carriers to start rolling out 4g LTE-A plans in the US, but until that materializes, US users will have to wait.
Samsung’s co-CEO delivered a statement in which he said: "Samsung maintains a unique position for delivering LTE innovations as a provider of the parts, devices, and equipment required to deliver next-generation 4G LTE services. The introduction of the Galaxy S4 LTE-A demonstrates Samsung's desire and ability to provide consumers with technological innovations that take advantage of increased network speeds to deliver richer and fuller experiences."
LTE-A technology will enable the device to make data transfers at 150 Mbps. To put that in perspective, a standard LAN connection can only go up to 100 Mbps. The phone will have a 2.3 GHz processor, 5 inch Super AMOLED screen, Android 4.2.2 and a 13 megapixel camera. The phone will be available in blue arctic or red aurora colors.