Samsung officially announces Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A connectivity

Samsung officially announces Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A connectivity
On Tuesday, we showed you pictures from an unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A. This is no ordinary version of the flagship Android model, but is equipped with the zippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and features LTE-A connectivity. The quad-core processor is clocked at 2.3GHz and supports the 150Mbps data speeds possible with the next generation of LTE.

Earlier this year, Verizon said that the Samsung Galaxy S4 on its lineup can be updated to work on the LTE-A pipeline that eventually will be used by Big Red. The model just introduced by Samsung will be available at first in Korea only, destined for the LTE-A pipeline belonging to SK Telecom that is being built out faster than originally envisioned.

The device will be available in two colors, Aurora Red and Arctic Blue and offers the same 5 inch display with 1080 x 1920 resolution. There is 2GB of RAM with 32GB of native storage, a 13MP front-facing camera and a 2MP snapper on back. A 2,600mAh cell powers the phone which has Android 4.2 pre-installed.

If you don't live in South Korea, there is no need for jealousy. The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be launched internationally in the months ahead.



source: Samsung via SammyHub

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43 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Yeah give me one too Samsung

29. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

sd800+ lte A + some kind of annoying antenna

36. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

"Old" S4 users are pretty unhappy I guess now! Thank go i am not one of them

2. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Damn Samsung, always innovating. Great job.

6. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

LOL .....

7. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

adding a fifth row of icons and making the phone taller is NOT innovation or adding higher MP camera that has allot of noise , putting 8 cores OR a processor and chip that can run a PC in a phone in favor to fight laggness and crashness and lastly a bigger screen and same old design as their last year flagship ) TRUST ME THATS NOT INNOVATION

19. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

And trust ME, that's not the proper use of grammar. Also, just going by what you just mentioned, what would you consider innovation? I'm not taking sides here, but I'm just curious what manufacturer out there is REALLY innovating? I would be the first to say that I believe Samsung has become more stale when it comes to innovation, but I'm just curious as to which manufacturer you believe is innovating.

20. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Nokia , HTC and Sony :)

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I will agree with the Sony and HTC part. Sony use to be the followers of the pack, but starting today they have become the leaders of the pack in some ways. If they release the i1 with the rumored features and specifications then I would say they are definitely the leaders of the pack. However when it comes to Nokia, I must say they are becoming stale in innovation like Samsung has. If you think about it, the most innovative feature they have created deals with their cameras, but they haven't really innovated in that field for over a year now. For instance, the only notable feature on their new Lumia EOS (or 1020) will be the high megapixel camera that will use the same sensor found in the Pureview 808. All they did was take the camera technology they have had for over a year and put it inside of a thinner device running Windows Phone 8. What we are seeing is Nokia facing stifled creation because they chose to go with Windows as their operating system of choice. The only thing they can really innovate with deals with the camera or screen technology. Imagine if they had stuck with an open-source OS like Meego that would've allowed them to innovate a wide array of different hardware and software items.

28. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

"the only notable feature on their new Lumia EOS (or 1020) will be the high megapixel camera that will use the same sensor found in the Pureview 808. All they did was take the camera technology they have had for over a year and put it inside of a thinner device running Windows Phone 8" the phone is not even announced yet and you are saying stuff that might not be real also if you think nokia only innovates in the camera department , well your totally wrong because the design and built quality of nokia phones are UNMATCHED and the OS is know as the most laggless Mobile OS on the planet with no random reboots and app crashes and if your going to talk about the app situation , TRUST ME i have everything i need on it such as Skype , Viber , Whatsapp a 3rd party instagram app that has a more beautiful UI than the original instagram app , PhotoShop Mini AKA Fantasia Painter and alot more also i have games such as all angry birds titles , where my series including the newly announced wheres my mickey , asphalt , real racing , modren combat and many more IM A HAPPY LUMIA 920 OWNER AND IM MORE HAPPY THAN BEFORE WHEN I HAD AN ANDROID DEVICE

31. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

First off, Nokia did not develop windows phone so, lag or no lag, you can't give them credit. Next, I'd say their build quality is in fact very matchable as their phone isn't nearly as slim as the competitors and it doesn't exactly use the most premium of materials. Nokia is only somewhat innovative in the camera department as there isn't much room for innovation in WP8. Nothing against them but jeez, you Nokia/Sony/HTC fanboys are just as annoying as the apple and Samsung ones

40. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

The Lumia 925 is a slim device IMO.

33. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

HOLY CAPS LOCK BATMAN

37. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Biased comment Lumia 920 owner. Where is the thumb down

38. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Build quality is not an innovation, it is merely just a measure of how well a device is held together. You are right I normally wouldn't assume something without it first being announced. However, as I have mentioned before, the only features Nokia has control over is the design and camera. I am fairly confident that the design of the new Lumia EOS will be derived from the Lumia 920 or the latest 925 with some minor changes. As the commenter before as noted, the OS is not a Nokia innovation. They have no real control over how the OS operates. I'm glad you mentioned design and how you own a Lumia 920. I first off want to say that I enjoy Nokia designs. I think they are simple and clean looking. However, I believe Nokia has, again, become more stale in that department. I want to point out that when I mentioned in my original post about manufacturers going stale with regards to innovation, I was not saying that they haven't or will not produce something innovating. Instead, I was saying that they haven't produced something that is truly innovating or something that isn't just a minor upgrade of some old feature or design language. The Lumia 920 was the exact same design as the N9 (although in my opinion it is uglier than the N9 because the bottom half of the phone is taken up by the Windows buttons that weren't there in the N9). The Lumia 928 and the new 925 pretty much took that design language and tweaked it just slightly so you could say it was a different design but it didn't really incorporate a brand new design language. That to me is stale innovation. It isn't up to the standards Nokia placed for itself only a a few years ago. I want the innovation that brought about the N9, a device that was truly revolutionary and yet under appreciated at the time.

41. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Are you the REAL Dr.Phil?

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

How does this add innovation on Samsung's part? Because it has a S800? Yeah, great job *Qualcomm* for making such a powerful chip with LTE-A capabilities!

17. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

1+ FOR saying the truth

32. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

This should have been in the s4 from the start

34. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, the Snapdragon 800 wasn't available for commercial use in March when they announced the GS4. If they had gone with the Snapdragon 800, that would mean they couldn't release the GS4 world wide until just now, which would've had a huge impact on sales. They shouldn't have made a GS4 with the S800 to begin with, and should have just stuck with the S600 and Exynos 5 Octa.

3. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

"13MP front-facing camera and a 2MP snapper on back." or is it the other way around?

5. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

nope people in korea take many more "selfies" and require a ridiculous front cam

13. jpmcnown

Posts: 35; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

"You're holding it wrong"

4. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Hey Alan F. Are the camera specs switched? 2mp front and 13mp snapper on rear u mean right?? Just checking

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Awwww .... ouch.......@poor S4 early adopters You device is about to get outdated sooner than you might expect

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Which device doesn't get outdated nowadays? The S4 was announced in March and it's almost 4 months since. Tech companies won't slow down for you.

27. mi55u unregistered

I don't think s600 is left behind, but the octa core user is surely angry octa core user sacrifice LTE features just to get the world powerful chipset, but now overshawed by faster s800 with even the LTE features

9. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"13mp front facing camera and 2mp snapper on the back"- that is one hell of a phone! :D

10. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

This means an even longer wait time on updates for the s4. When I had my s3, I only recieved 1 update in 8 months. On my iPhone I've had for a month, I've already recieved an update, sigh......

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If you're worried about updates, get a Nexus. All OEM-skinned devices have added value with their features that more than make up for the delayed updates.

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