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Samsung moves 150,000 Galaxy S4 LTE-A handsets in two weeks in South Korea

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Samsung moves 150,000 Galaxy S4 LTE-A handsets in two weeks in South Korea
The sun must be shining bright over at Samsung's HQ in Seoul, for the world's largest phone manufacturer is riding the high waves once again.

ETNews reported yesterday, that the South Korean titan has moved some 150,000 LTE-Adanced versions of its Galaxy S4 flagship in the frame of 14 days on SK Telecom alone. What's more, Samsung's latest winner is the only available smartphone capable of tapping upon the first commercial LTE-Advanced network anywhere in the world, for local rivals LG and Pantech are not expected to ship a counter offering for at least another month (in the case of LG's G2).

LTE-Advanced putting normal LTE to shame apparently wasn't enough for Samsung, for the special edition Galaxy S4 also comes with an upgraded processor, running a beast of a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 – quad-core, of course.

Samsung's latest and greatest is supposed to launch internationally within the next few months, as to an exact date and locale, however, we're unable to oblige. We will, of course, keep you updated, so stay tuned!

source: ETNews

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posted on 16 Jul 2013, 09:59 7

1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1114; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Say hello to the real 2013 "Flagship" model... Worldwide love is coming.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 10:00 4

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Koreans always save the best for themselves.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 10:18 1

4. tech2 (Posts: 1801; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


When is it coming ? Any news ?

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 11:29 1

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


When will this be avaiable in Europe, Usa, Uk....
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posted on 16 Jul 2013, 09:59 2

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


That is the gs4 I would have bought.. ah well love my note 2

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 11:34 6

6. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


wait for note 3 :)

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 12:25 4

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 716; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


By the time this becomes available, the Note III will be here and the Galaxy S5 will be around the corner with a better chip and LTE-A capabilities. I'll happily wait with my current S4.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 15:01 4

9. Shatter (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 May 2013)


S5 will also be a major design refresh.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 13:19 2

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 716; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


LTE-A is not widespread anywhere in the world, except South Korea; there's no hardware support for USB 3.0; no capability to shoot and render 4k video; the extra computational power won't make a difference on current software... So I'm looking at the benefits of the Snapdragon 800 on the S4, I'm not seeing that many.

Sure, the GPU is nice. And so is the visual appeal of the benchmarks. But other than that, many devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S4, aren't using the capabilities of the Snapdragon 800 anyway.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:46 1

10. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Future Proofing

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