Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A speed demo ushers in a new era: 5 awesome facts on LTE-Advanced
Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A launched as the first modern smartphone ushering us in the era of 1 Gbps theoretical carrier network download speeds, with the unveiling of the first broad scale LTE-A network in the world by SK Telecom in Korea, which has been in development since at least 2011.
The phone is powered by the fastest Snapdragon chipset of the 800 family that is commercially available, since Qualcomm is, as you can easily imagine, the leader in 4G LTE radio development as well.
LTE-Advanced is much more than theoretical download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, however. Its main added value is in terms of traffic load distribution and accompanying services that will be made possible with its rollout. It will take years for carriers to take full advantage of all the awesome features made available to them with LTE-Advanced, so check out the wrap below, and dream of the times this year and the next, when US carrier networks will upgrade to this technology as well.