Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A now taking on Europe

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A now taking on Europe

The long-awaited refresh of the now aging Samsung Galaxy S4 is now a fact for those of you from Europe, and Sweden in particular, at least for the time being. Yes, we're talking about the GT-i9506, or said in plain language: the Snapdragon 800-touting Galaxy S4 that was first made available for the Sammy's local market in South Korea only all the way back in June. And yes, that also means that it comes packing LTE-Advanced capabilities, so it actually does make sense that the upgraded Galaxy S4 was made available for Sweden first, as it's one of very few countries in the world that is doing some real progress on their LTE-A network.



There's currently no word as to when we can expect the Snapdragon 800-equipped Samsung Galaxy S4 in the rest of Europe, though it appears that Germany is a more or less confirmed destination for the refreshed phone. That's because Samsung Germany has already listed the device, though no pricing details have provided on this or any other European Samsung store.



It's also unclear whether this tells us anything at all about the rumor of a Snapdragon 800 version of the rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, though you can rest assured that we'll keep you updated as we learn more.



source: Samsung via SamMobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

A refreshed version of SGS4 just a week before Nexus 5 launch? good one sammy

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Lol, over here in New Zealand we've only started getting 4G a month ago. We still haven't got LTE, let alone LTE-A.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Haha, a lot of my friend don't even get good/stable 3G where they live, and that's in Auckland, NZ's biggest city. Also I believe our 4G coverage in Auckland is just in the central city (not sure if its better now).

4. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yeah, I don't even have a 3G plan, believe it or not, because the prices are so ridiculously high and the amount of data you get is minuscule. $15 USD for 500mb, anyone?

5. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

15$ for 500MB ..? :o Are you serious ??

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yep. Not kidding.

7. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Thats realy pretty high,I would get 20GB 4G data for that amount ie.., 15$ . And true unlimited 4G available at 100$ though I never used unlimited plan , 20GB is enough for mobiles and for downloading true 50Mbps unlimited home broadband & wifi is there. Pretty good I suppose.

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Ha ha, my home broadband is 30GBs and that costs $60 USD/month. And download speed is terrible at about 4-5mb/s.

9. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

vodafone australia started getting it 3 weeks ago i know coz i got 1 http://shop.vodafone.com.au/mobile-specs/samsung-galaxy-s4-cat4-black

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Call it the galaxy s4 plus.

11. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

SIV Active with Snapdragon 800? Here it comes /another/ SIV variant...

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