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Samsung is planning khổng lồ release a variant of the Galaxy S4 that supports LTE Advanced (LTE-A), the next generation of superfast di động data. The device will come lớn South Korea within weeks, Samsung điện thoại head J.K. Shin tells Reuters. The updated device could prop sales of its flagship up as Apple và other competitors bring new smartphones to lớn the market. J.K. Shin also confirmed Samsung is in talks with "several overseas carriers" to sell the new phone, but refused lớn confirm where & when the device would go on sale outside of Korea.

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LTE Advanced is often called "true 4G"

Often referred to lớn as "true 4G" — present LTE doesn"t meet the original requirements laid out for a next-generation network — LTE-A has been in development for years & is already live in some parts of Russia. The standard has theoretical peak rates of around 3Gbps download and 1.5Gbps upload, but real-world networks will be far slower.

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Yota, the Russian carrier that was first lớn launch LTE-A, markets its network as 300Mbps, & the US rollout is expected lớn be rated at 150Mbps. In preparation for upcoming carrier upgrades, several manufacturers have sầu already announced LTE-A radgame ios for smartphones. Qualcomilimet, Nvidia, Broadcom, & ST-Ericsson all have sầu chips coming this year that are compatible with the next-gene networks. Those chips won"t vì much good without a network lớn access, however, & the LTE-A situation in the US is still a little unclear.

Plans for a US rollout remain unclear

AT&T says LTE Advanced will begin rolling out in the second half of this year, and Verizon plans to lớn add LTE-A to lớn its network through a small-cell AWS network soon. T-Smartphone claims it"s in a good position lớn upgrade its fledgling LTE network, but has yet to lớn unveil a firm plan to lớn vày so, while Sprint"s plans for LTE Advanced are even less clear — it"s currently mired in a complex website of mergers & acquisitions. It seems unlikely, then, that Samsung will be able to lớn repeat its achievement of launching the S4 on all major US carriers. We"ve reached out khổng lồ Samsung, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, & T-mobile for more information on their plans for the LTE Advanced edition Galaxy S4, & will update you when we hear baông chồng.