Late last month, we told you about the new variant of the Galaxy Note 4, meant for the South Korean market only. The phablet, known as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE (SM-N916), was originally expected to come with the Snapdragon 810 chip, but the latest word out of Korean media has the device powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5433.
The Note 4 S-LTE will support Cat. 9 LTE, which will allow for top downlink speeds as fast as 450 Mbps. The phone will handle the 10MHz +10MHz +20MHz tri-band carrier aggregation that SK Telecom's LTE-A network launched last month, too. These are all theoretically possible speeds, of course, real-life scenarios should be much slower, and yet Korea is once again proving itself to be at the forefront of mobile data speeds worldwide.
The Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE will thus be the first phone launched with LTE Cat. 9 support, followed promptly by the first phone with Snapdragon 810 chipset - LG G Flex 2 - which will also support up to the whopping 450 Mbps download speeds, and will be launched January 30th. The price Samsung would charge for Note 4 S-LTE, is still a mystery at this point, but should be quickly revealed, while the G Flex 2 pricing proved to be surprisingly decent for what the handset offers.