Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A appears on Orange as S4 Advance
Samsung is apparently not keeping the improved Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 processor and LTE-Advanced support for Asian customers only. Coded GT-I9506, the phone just popped up on Orange France, rebranded as the Galaxy S4 Advance, just like it appeared on Swedish carriers recently, as well as German ones.
So far we had it outed in Korea, dubbed Galaxy S4 LTE-A, taking advantage of the blazing download speeds on SK Telecom's new 4G network. Japan's DoCoMo could also brag with a Galaxy J, which is essentially a Snapdragon 800-laden S4, too, though this one sports 3 GB of RAM like the Note 3.
Now Samsung is bringing the upgraded Galaxy S4 Advance to the good people in France for EUR 70 on a two-year contract, and one can only hope the speedy sibling of Samsung's top-selling flagship will spread around the globe soon, maybe even cross the pond stateside. See what a difference LTE-Advanced makes compared to a regular 4G network in the S4 LTE vs S4 LTE-A download speed test below.