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

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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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posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:16 1

1. Carl3000 (Posts: 233; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:36 7

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 00:09

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 01:04 7

12. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 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.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:23

2. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

No surprises.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:36 5

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1357; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 02:03 8

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.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 14:00

26. torr310 (Posts: 1084; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:39 3

5. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:43

6. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 709; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:54 1

7. Busyboy (unregistered)

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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 00:20

9. grimreaver (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Dec 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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 00:59 3

10. deanylev (Posts: 223; Member since: 11 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 01:04

11. grimreaver (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)

Qualcomm sqaushed that rumor almost a month ago

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 01:08 4

13. Be_Mine (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 02:04 1

15. t1gran (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)

Snapdragon 810 is NOT mentioned in the product specifications.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 02:23

16. kg4icg (Posts: 77; Member since: 18 May 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?

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 03:34

17. arjunezdaz (Posts: 32; Member since: 30 Nov 2014)

I want 5G

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 03:44

18. George_S (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)

How much is it expected to cost ?

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 04:51

19. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 06:53

20. Cheesethief (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Dec 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).

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 07:06

21. mike2959 (Posts: 578; Member since: 08 Oct 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.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 09:02

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 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

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 13:03

25. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 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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