Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 to arrive this week with LTE-A light-up in Korea, Optimus G2 also moved forward

Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 to arrive this week with LTE-A light-up in Korea, Optimus G2 also moved forward
The Samsung Galaxy S4 version with Snapdragon 800 processor might launch as soon as this week, since Korean carrier SK Telecom is reportedly ready with its LTE-Advanced network ahead of schedule, and there should be phones to take advantage of it when it lands, Korean publications report.

Not only that, but the reported August 7 unveiling of LG's flagship Optimus G2 might also be moved forward to July, just as we heard before, since LG is unlikely to be very pleased that Samsung is stealing all the potential LTE-A sales in its home turf. Competition, it seems, is heating up with the summer, and another breathtaking device is expected to make a cameo today as well - the Sony Xperia ZU aka Togari phablet.

source: MKKorea & ETNews via UnwiredView

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Any news about GS4 SD800's international launch ?

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Unlikely. This version of S4 is intended for the LTEA network, and the chipset in it is more about what the Exynos 5 Octa is not (it's not stable enough so Sammy passed on it) than what the SD800 is (next beast). Since there isn't any LTEA network outside of Korea, I doubt this version will make international markets. But you might be better off with the Note III anyway.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

But the Note III will be a bit too huge for my taste. Well, I guess I'll wait for Honami then.....

3. android_hitman unregistered

F**CK YOU SAMSUNG. No more galaxy next year for me, releasing another version of your flagship 2 months after the initial launch translates to... well .. F****CK YOU consumer.

5. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Unless you are based in South Korea, you have no reason to be upset. This SD800 version of the S4 will unlikely make it outside of South Korea due to LTE-Advanced or true 4G. So the Galaxy S4 you have now will still be the company's fastest and most top of the range. I also hear Sony are releasing a snapdragon 800 version of their Xperia Z......

6. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Galaxy s4 plis? Oh dear!Samsung s4 owners got trolled..

7. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Just like when htc released the one x+

8. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

dont care

9. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yet you took the time to comment on the article. So that means you do care but want to vent out your opinion/frustration on the subject to how you seemingly 'don't care'.

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