Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A now taking on Europe
The long-awaited refresh of the now aging Samsung Galaxy S4 is now a fact for those of you from Europe, and Sweden in particular, at least for the time being. Yes, we're talking about the GT-i9506, or said in plain language: the Snapdragon 800-touting Galaxy S4 that was first made available for the Sammy's local market in South Korea only all the way back in June. And yes, that also means that it comes packing LTE-Advanced capabilities, so it actually does make sense that the upgraded Galaxy S4 was made available for Sweden first, as it's one of very few countries in the world that is doing some real progress on their LTE-A network.
There's currently no word as to when we can expect the Snapdragon 800-equipped Samsung Galaxy S4 in the rest of Europe, though it appears that Germany is a more or less confirmed destination for the refreshed phone. That's because Samsung Germany has already listed the device, though no pricing details have provided on this or any other European Samsung store.
It's also unclear whether this tells us anything at all about the rumor of a Snapdragon 800 version of the rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, though you can rest assured that we'll keep you updated as we learn more.
1. android_hitman (Posts: 587; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
A refreshed version of SGS4 just a week before Nexus 5 launch?
good one sammy
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Lol, over here in New Zealand we've only started getting 4G a month ago. We still haven't got LTE, let alone LTE-A.
3. vincelongman (Posts: 628; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Haha, a lot of my friend don't even get good/stable 3G where they live, and that's in Auckland, NZ's biggest city.
Also I believe our 4G coverage in Auckland is just in the central city (not sure if its better now).
4. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Yeah, I don't even have a 3G plan, believe it or not, because the prices are so ridiculously high and the amount of data you get is minuscule. $15 USD for 500mb, anyone?
7. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 216; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
Thats realy pretty high,I would get 20GB 4G data for that amount ie.., 15$ .
And true unlimited 4G available at 100$ though I never used unlimited plan , 20GB is enough for mobiles and for downloading true 50Mbps unlimited home broadband & wifi is there.
Pretty good I suppose.
8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Ha ha, my home broadband is 30GBs and that costs $60 USD/month. And download speed is terrible at about 4-5mb/s.
9. jacko1977 (Posts: 377; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
vodafone australia started getting it 3 weeks ago i know coz i got 1
11. ThePython (Posts: 143; Member since: 08 May 2013)
SIV Active with Snapdragon 800?
Here it comes /another/ SIV variant...