Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone with 4G LTE-Advanced to launch in June
1. jan25 (Posts: 370; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
hmm.. i can only imagine how people who already purchased the S4 would feel about that.
2. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
feels like htc and samsung are switching places hahaha
5. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
Samsung feel great competition, but not only Samsung!Wait few months and we see Htc One+
This year everyone try bait Samsung(phablets) I'm happy because that means better smartphones and better choices! And next year Samsung must show something really good!
P.s I'm still waiting for the Note3!
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Before I thought HTC was the only one releasing multiple flagship models a year but then i realize all manufacturers also do the same. Yeah, competition is good but I would really feel bad to see my phone get old within just a couple of months
17. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
At least HTC would change the look or layouts of their phones and re-named them for each carrier when they released multiple flagship models. This year Samsung has released so many phones with the same overall design that it might be hard to keep track of what is what. The worst part is that they don't even wait a couple of months in between. It's kind of been a monthly release for each phone they make now.
20. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)
another day another samsung product, this is getting old samsung,u launch s4 in 10 diff versions for what to make more profit??????? stupids!
40. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Well, put simply....yes. That's the whole nature of being a large conglomerate business, you are supposed to be ruthless and see the market reaction beforehand, this is why Apple is also pressured into releasing a cheaper IPhone and two larger variants for next year along with the IPad mini. You never rest your laurels on one device in such an aggressive market.
41. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)
Glad my upgrade is in September, because I'm planning on getting the S4 so it'll allow some time if they release a different version/more colors. We'll see how it goes.
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Before the massive outrage kicks in how Samsung could pull this trick with it's S4 customers, read Sammobile's article on the Exynos chipset chaos:
Now that you've done it, take the Korean market, the key home region for Samsung where the little extra is always expected, and now you understand that if the manufacturing of the Exynos 5 Octa stops, they cannot step back in performance to the SD600, they need SD800 (which is not much faster than the Octa BTW). And it happens to coincide with the LTE Advance launch... so along comes the S4 LTE Advance with Snapdragon 800.
8. Trex95 (Posts: 520; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
So that's mean Exyons it's just marketing gimmick! Then how come the Korean version of octa-core comes with LTE! Samsung it's a mess.
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Exynos 5 supports LTE and LTE never was the issue - consumption and heat was. Now that is still under control at 1.6GHz, but to really bring out the beast they might have to wait for 22nm manufacturing. So for the time being, they go for SD800.
14. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
lol...and the Korean version was clocked at 1.9 GHz. I can only imagine the heat generated in that phone !
18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
All Octa-core versions are system-locked at 1.6GHz, no matter what the firmware reports.
11. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 628; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I don't think the Snapdragon 600 is a step back in performance, it offers almost as good of a performance while getting better battery life, in the end of the day i would take the S600 and not the Exynos.
37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
J.K. Shin himself stated that the difference between the SD600 and the E5Octa is negligible...
13. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Read the article, dude !
'Samsung's J.K. Shin himself confirmed that a Samsung Galaxy S4 model will be launched before the month of June is out'
15. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
if u observe closely,what he has said is just wat u have mentioned. thats it.the later part of article is just speculation
26. johnriii (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
what part of "will be launched before the month of June is out" is not clear?
21. troutsy (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Lol, come on, that's comedic gold.
22. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 723; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
sorry for those owning s4 already,now we have plenty of galaxy s4 types wonder what Gs5 gonna be.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
There's like 5-6 variants of this phone now. Sammy what gives dude?
28. johnriii (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
it's called oversaturation. this could come back to bite them, but no time soon.
29. wendygarett (unregistered)
The funny things is that this is not even the Exynos version, such a shame for an octa core user :(
30. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Samsung needs to start a "smartphone of the month" club. Too many models, same mistake HTC was making not long ago.
Also, where is there even LTE-Advanced running country-wide? I know some places have it in small places here and there (mostly in labs), but not aware of any that have a widespread deployment currently or soon to be up
31. mikewillz (Posts: 35; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I thought the verizon S4 already is LTE advanced capable??
32. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Samsung makes the most basic S4 and then sells a million other variants just to bring everyone else who was on the edge of buying over the top, unfortunately leaving those who truly loved their product in the first place trailing behind.
33. Taters (Posts: 2368; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
There were more GS2 variants but this time they are going pretty far outside the box with them. They have a mini one, active one, zoom one etc. The GS2 variants were just different designs, shapes, and materials for practice.
These variants are trying some pretty cool things. Advanced LTE is much more practical than say a camera that takes better lowlight pics at the expense of photo size and daylight pictures for example......
38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
so what variant is the first Galaxy S4 i wonder?
the "Galaxy S4 Screwed Over Early Adopter's Edition"?
a Galaxy S4 with LTE-A & a Snapdragon 800 is clear cut a better version of the S4. there are no concessions.
34. Taters (Posts: 2368; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I wouldn't count on this being the better than the original either though. It should be but I felt that the i9100, the original GS2, was the one that hit all the right notes and was superior to all the other variants despite one variant having 720p.
The original GS4 is still much better than the GS4 active, mini, and zoom. Not sure how it will hold out against a snapdragon 800 + advance lte variant though. That sounds pretty juicy.lol
36. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
The international gs2 is still my favorite android phone. It was and is still outstanding and well supported by xda.
39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only reason the original i9100 was better than the other SII variants was because the Exynos 4210 was far superior to the 3rd generation Crapdragon being crammed into the other variants. the same thing isn't going to happen this time.