This Monday, only four months after the great premiere of the even greater Galaxy Note 4, Samsung announced an improved version of their flagship phablet, redefining the concept of ultra fast connectivity. The modified version of the device delivers its future users the world’s first commercial LTE-Advanced tri-band connectivity guarantying download speeds of 300Mbps. In other words the new upgraded Galaxy Note 4 will give the world the LTE connectivity four time faster than the speed of currently available typical 4G LTE services.
The new upgraded Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A comes equipped with the LTE Advanced Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation and Cat. 6 LTE connectivity. The company explains that this new type of connectivity can work on three different frequency brands, three 20MHz or three 40MHz channels and combine them into a single connection, giving us the download speed rating up to 300Mbps. In practice, it means faster than ever downloads, web browsing, file streaming and considerably improved access to data intensive applications. Speaking more precisely, the device is capable to download a 700MB file in just 19 seconds.
What is even more interesting, if LTE Cat.6 is still not enough for you, Samsung also claims that the upgraded Galaxy Note 4 is capable to support LTE-A Cat. 9 network with download speeds theoretically reaching 450Mbps. Sadly, since at this point there’s no network supporting such speeds, we need to take the manufacturer’s word for it, and believe it’s saying the truth, at least until next year, when the service is said to be available on the South Korean market.
There will be also some changes in the field of hardware. The new Galaxy Note 4 will debut with a more powerful Snapdragon 810 processor (the original Note 4 sports the Snapdragon 805) and modems more appropriate to support faster data transfer. Except this, all other futures remain the same. So, we will get the well-known pretty massive 5.7-inch display featuring 2560x1440p resolution and a pro-like 16-megapixel camera.
When it comes to the availability and pricing details, so far Samsung hasn’t revealed in which countries the Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A will be available and for how much, saying that everything depends on whether in a particular country there will be carriers offering LTE-A service. But since none of the previous LTE-A devices has hit retailers outside Korea, the international availability of the new upgraded Galaxy Note 4 is pretty much up in the air. As for the phablet’s official debut, providing that everything goes according to the launching plans, the Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in March.
source: Samsung Tomorrow