Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A with Snapdragon 810 unveiled: 300Mbps speeds, release date set for January 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A with Snapdragon 810 unveiled: 300Mbps speeds, release date set for January 2015
On Monday, Samsung announced a faster version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4: the Note 4 LTE-A, equipped with the newest Snapdragon 810 64-bit system chip and boasting category 9 LTE modem. The release date for the Note 4 LTE-A is set for January 2015, but the initial roll-out will be limited to South Korea (and we're yet to hear whether any other markets will get that new model). Still, it's impressive that Samsung is able to outpace the industry as this will likely be the first commercially available Snapdragon 810 device.

The current model supports LTE-A with dual-band carrier aggregation, and speeds as fast as 150Mbps. As zippy as that sounds, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A melds three bands and can handle download speeds of 300Mbps. While this defines LTE Category 6, the new variant of Sammy's phablet will actually support LTE Category 9 and 450Mbps download speeds. But those speeds won't be available until sometime next year.

At 300Mbps, a 700MB video can be downloaded in 19 seconds. 10 songs, or 40MB of tunes, will take all of one second to load. To take advantage of such speeds, you need to be connected to a tower that actually supports tri-band carrier aggregation. The 300Mbps dataspeed is four times faster than garden variety LTE.

There is no word on pricing or availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A. It is extremely doubtful that Samsung will be offering this version of the Note 4 in the U.S. Earlier this year, when the company announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, it was made clear that the device would be available only in South Korea. There since have been rumors of a Galaxy S5 LTE-A made for European markets, although that model has yet to get past the speculative stage.

source: Samsung via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Cool. Now give my Nexus 6 this feature, Google.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

And what would you do with a feature you are years away from using in the USA?

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

+1. This 'feature' is more marketing hype than feature. Aka a distinction without a difference. Which is why you won't see it for sale in the U.S. anytime soon.

12. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I can give a simple explanation. By using this techonology they are able to bring the cost down to produce these parts 2-3 years down the road when it may become mainstream. Manufacturers like Apple will probably wait the longest to adapt, so they can maintain a steady profit by screwing their isheep and marking up their product up to 8-10x of what it's worth. So, by Samsung investing into their products they are making sure innovation and the newest technology is being used on their devices.

2. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

No surprises.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Pay $800 to buy the one that get dated within the months, rather pay $300 for a one plus instead

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

And watch it get dated even more. After 810, 801 will feel even more dated than 805. P.S. The exynos note 4 already sports a similar configuration to 810. Tech will always move forward. Snapdragon 810 won't fire a supercharged EM wave and all 805 powered phones will run slower and laggier.

26. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I am already satisfied with my Galaxy S5. If there is more to ask, probably is the longevity of battery.

5. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

With great power comes great responsibility. With great download speed comes great network bill.

6. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I thought this would have the Snapdragon 810. Does it?

7. Busyboy unregistered

Well, Cat. 9 LTE is only present on the SD810, so it's safe to assume it does.

9. grimreaver

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I wonder if this will have ddr4 live the dev device that qualcomm released, and i wonder if it will work with t mobile lte

10. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

This kills the 'not ready, having troubles' rumor about the Snapdragon 810. I never believed that rumor, because they brought out the development platform.

11. grimreaver

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Qualcomm sqaushed that rumor almost a month ago

13. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

And I have a 1 Mbps broadband connection....*Sigh* :D

15. t1gran

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Snapdragon 810 is NOT mentioned in the product specifications.

16. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

Actually Sprint is only months away from it, carrier aggregation on bands 26, 25, and 41. You guys think the 8t8r's are being put up as cell tower ornaments?

17. arjunezdaz

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

I want 5G

18. George_S

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

How much is it expected to cost ?

19. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Original source doesn't say which SoC is used. Or if it has HEVC support even :/

20. Cheesethief

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

300mbs... When it is first set up, sure. Not right now and definitely not when everyone and their mom switches over to phones with this spec (i.e. a few years down the road). Just like they promised extreme improvement in speeds on 4g LTE over 3G, which was only true until the networks got bogged down with everyone that switched over... Then it became only slightly faster if not the same (and sometimes slower in some areas).

21. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Samsung has done the steroid version of each of their flagships since the S3 in South Korea. I've had the S4 with the S800, the S5 with the S805 etc.. They are awesome devices. They are loaded with bloatware, expensive and not supported well by the development community.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have already purchased a note 4, I should rather wait in this case. I think the difference between 805 and 810 wont be much

25. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Iam done with This f**king company and Their s**t exynos [won't buy This exynos s**t again. Cuz I buy apdt then They release a new version of it f**king stupid company.

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