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Once again, the Samsung Galaxy Mega visits the FCC, this time with LTE

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Once again, the Samsung Galaxy Mega visits the FCC, this time with LTE
The GT-i9205 did contain support for LTE

The GT-i9205 did contain support for LTE

Last week, we told you how the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 had visited the FCC. At the same time, we pointed out that the model that made the visit, the GT-i9200, did not have LTE connectivity, but instead offered just an HSPA+ radio. This was a surprise, considering that early reports had the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 supporting both LTE and HSPA+. That particular unit matched up perfectly to AT&T's bands.

Apparently, a second visit to the FCC was made, this time by model number GT-i9205 and this time, the version of the large-screened Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 that appeared did contain an LTE radio. But for those in the states, don't get too excited yet. The device supports LTE band 5 (850MHz) which is not in use in the U.S. Besides the LTE radio, the device contained dual band WiFi, NFC and GSM 850 / 1900 connectivity.

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 28 Apr 2013, 12:18 3

1. Neurone (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Big brother of note 3 but low on specs

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 09:10

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I completely agree, it's almost like having one of those iToones devices on wi-fi.

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 15:48 1

2. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


^^ What I've been saying all along, this IS the note's big brother on size, but on specs it gets owned but let us not forget this is the first generation of Mega devices. I think Samsung want to make another phablet experiment device and see how sales do,much like they did with the original note 1 and when they say people actually liked it more than they thought they would, they made the sequel and brought more high end original features which may be the case here with the Mega, but for next year. Who knows, next year we could have a Galaxy Mega 6.5 with 4GB of RAM carrying 64 bit ARM A57 chipsets with batteries nearing the 4,000 MAH mark.

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 16:08

3. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Sorry to burst your bubble but why on earth are spec's like what your hoping for needed on a phone.

Fair enough about the battery but what are you planning on doing with all that power/ram phones such as the S2 and at a stretch s3 provide useful hardware.

It seems pointless and the only use is for fan boys/trolls to bash other platforms for being sense-able and not including such pointless hardware.

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 16:44 3

4. corporateJP (Posts: 1837; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Why did people buy Hummers when they can drive a Prius?

Why do people go to All-You-Can-Eat buffets when you can just get a salad?

Why do people buy 72" televisions when a 32" is enough?

Personal choice, that's why.

Phone is waaaay too big for me personally, but for those that want it, good for them I say.

My question to you is: U Mad?

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 17:02 1

5. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


I'm pretty sure that your the mad one who who believes in materialistic society, getting what you want no matter how pointless it is and wasteful it is!

For your rant which went on on for over five lines you have been unable to form a counter argument to explain the use of over the top specs in a phone which purpose is to contact people and yes in a smartphones case entertainment and media consumption but my xperia s does does that well enough with a gig of ram and a dual core 1.5 ghz processor!

Phone manufactures should try to improve other aspects of phones. Instead of it being a who can shove as many cores or as much ram into a phone.

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 17:30 2

6. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Agreed, and to answer your question superstar, aside from the odd editing I use the IMac for, I find myself using the Note 2 and Lumia 920 for web browsing, watching movies or streaming them to the TV and replace my stand alone sat nav systems as a whole, rarely do I ever actually use the computer anymore. There is still the odd hiccup in the note 2 even with the 2GB of RAM, due to the fact I have more than a number of apps open and i do actually play a lot of racing and action filled games and browse flash heavy content sites, watching movies in HD is also a pet love of mine. A phone to me is something along the lines of the Nokia Asha series, the Note/Mega series are so much more than the Galaxy S is which to me is just a really smart smartphone. It really is crossing into the lines of tablet/pocket PC with hardware, the size alone imo justifies the use of more RAM and faster and better CPU/GPU's, it truly is the jack of all trades device. I want a close as experience as possible to a laptop/console gaming device and just there and then for my personal and work life without lugging both or carrying a cumbersome tablet. For phones below a certain size, I agree 2 GB and even 1GB of RAM with dual core processors is plenty enough, I'm not disagreeing with you in anyway, you can use what you want. I just prefer larger screened phablets which can be almost on par with laptops in the palm of my hand and double up as a phone too :D

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 20:52

7. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Preach!
And besides, what business of it is Superstars about who wants what in their phone.

I know when/if the time comes that phones come with with 4 GB RAM standard, he/she will probably have one.

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