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Samsung and Korean carrier SK Telecom have teamed up to lớn launch the world's first LTE-Advanced capable smartphone. But what is LTE-Avanced & what does it mean for you? Read on for all the details!



If the regular Samsung Galaxy S4 just doesn’t offer the data speeds that you need, you’ll be pleased lớn know that Samsung and South Korean carrier SK Telecom have come together to lớn announce the world’s first LTE Advanced capable device.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A is the newest điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh to join the Galaxy S4 stable, & will be available in South Korea in blue and red.

On the outside it might look lượt thích a regular Galaxy S4, but looks can be deceiving, as this version of the Galaxy S4 will include the fire breathing quad-core Snapdragon 800, clocked at 2.3Ghz. If we take a look at the benchmarks of the Snapdragon 800 taken a few days ago, we know that this will be one of the fastest smartphones in the world.


The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A will provide speeds of up to lớn 150Mbps, however SK Telecom plans on improving the network khổng lồ go even faster in 2014. SK Telecom will offer 1080p clip streaming in July, an HD đoạn clip shopping service in August & FLAC audio files via its music package, all to take advantage of the higher speeds that LTE Advanced offers.

What’s the difference between LTE-Advanced và regular ol’ LTE?

4G LTE did not fully comply with IMT-Advanced requirements lớn be technically considered legitimately 4G, that’s why the term LTE was added for sale purposes. It offered peak tải về speeds of 100Mbps & upload speeds of 50Mbps, which did not meet IMT-Advanced requirements.

LTE-Advanced meets and surpasses the IMT-Advanced reuirements, even though current implementations vì chưng not.

Therefore another version of LTE called LTE-Advanced was designed khổng lồ meet và surpass the IMT-Advanced standards. Although LTE Advanced can theoretically achieve speeds of up khổng lồ 1Gbps downloads và 500Mbps uploads, it can not currently achieve these speeds as it supports tải về speeds of up to 300Mbps. However, data speeds will be improved in the coming years.

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For an in depth explanation of LTE Advanced, click here.

When will we see LTE-Advanced in other countries và what are its use cases?

The world’s first LTE Advanced network was launched by Russian network Yota, in Moscow in October 2012. Now South Korea is the second country khổng lồ use the technology, but the first lớn get a sản phẩm điện thoại device that can utilize LTE Advanced.

Most countries are still rolling out their regular LTE networks, so it may take some time for the technology to go into mainstream use.

While U.S. Carriers Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have all announced plans for LTE-Advanced, none have given a definite time frame. Most other countries are still working on deploying regular LTE, so it may take some time for the công nghệ to go into mainstream use.

With 4K technology set lớn boom in the years to come, LTE-Advanced will allow mobile users to lớn stream 4K nội dung straight khổng lồ their tablet or smartphone.

Samsung has set a world first by unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, and if you are an owner of the regular Galaxy S4 you shouldn’t be too upset, unless you live in South Korea of course. It’ll also be interesting to see how the Snapdragon 800 fares in real life performance, & whether those benchmarks can translate into blistering speeds in the real world.