Samsung to launch modified version of the Galaxy S4 which will be the first advanced-LTE smartphone in the world: Reuters
Samsung has been on a roll with its Galaxy range of smartphones. In fact on the 20th it is expected to launch a slew of new Galaxy and ATIV branded devices, but this seems to be the tip of the iceberg. A Reuters report, quotes Samsung’s co-CEO JK Shin, who says that the company will launch a modified version of its flagship, the Galaxy S4, which will become the world’s first advanced-LTE smartphone.
Notably, this device will be use Qualcomm made chipsets, instead of its own Exynos processor. Already there are rumours sprawling suggesting that Samsung is planning to release a version of the Galaxy S4 with the incoming Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU. Currently, there are two variants of the Galaxy S4 which use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Exynos Octa chipset.
As far as advanced-LTE networks are concerned, cellular operators in Russia have already deployed them, and JK Shin said “As operators seek to provide more data-centric mobile services, I think this will become mainstream 4G technology globally in the coming years.”
Samsung already offers the Galaxy S4 in multiple variants, which includes a version that will have a stock version of Android which will be available in the US starting June 26. Additionally, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Samsung Galaxy S4 active, which will be a rugged version of the Galaxy S4.