Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Mobile Tech
Fiercely productive scanners
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
New Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A: Twice the Data Is Nice
New Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A: Twice the Data Is Nice

By Jennifer LeClaire
June 26, 2013 11:21AM

    Bookmark and Share
"The key feature that makes the Galaxy S4 the snappiest of smartphones is so-called 'carrier aggregation,' a special feature of LTE-A devices and networks," said analyst Roger Kay. "Simply put, carrier aggregation lets the operator gang different slices of spectrum together to create higher bandwidth." The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A will only be initially available in South Korea.
 



Samsung has taken the cover off yet another Galaxy S4 smartphone. This one is the first smartphone to use LTE-Advanced technology, which promises data speeds twice as fast as ordinary LTE.

Samsung said the Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphone has the fastest downloads, Web browsing, multimedia streaming and application-loading ever seen in a phone. The company said LTE-A networks can move data twice as fast as ordinary LTE networks.

"Samsung maintains a unique position for delivering LTE innovations as a provider of the parts, devices and equipment required to deliver next generation 4G LTE services," said JK Shin, CEO and president of the IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. Shin makes a good point, but Samsung also has good partners. SK Telecom will be the first operator to offer the device and an LTE-Advanced network, and the new smartphone is the first to deploy Qualcomm's system-on-a-chip Snapdragon 800.

What's Inside

Featuring a 2.3-GHz quad-core processor and a 2,600-mAh battery, the Galaxy S4 LTE-A looks much like the Galaxy S4 on the outside, with its 5-inch screen and design. The difference is what goes on internally. The Snapdragon 800 is the key differentiator. The phone also carries 32 GB of memory and a standard microSD slot for an additional 64 GB of optional storage. The device also offers dual cameras.

Running on Android 4.2.2., also known as Jelly Bean, Samsung points to new features, such as ImageON. This perk analyzes images that users view, then identifies and plays videos related to the image with a single click. It also extends access to relevant content on the Internet.

Meanwhile, a high-resolution Digital Media Broadcasting service delivers unparalleled clarity and viewing experiences for on-the-go viewing of live television programs or sporting events. The only drag: it appears the phone will only be available in South Korea for now. Though at some point it should make its way to Western countries and the U.S.

A Data Hog

"The key feature that makes the Galaxy S4 the snappiest of smartphones is so-called 'carrier aggregation,' a special feature of LTE-A devices and networks," said Roger Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. "Simply put, carrier aggregation lets the operator gang different slices of spectrum together to create higher bandwidth."

Kay confirmed that consumers that use the new device can indeed expect mobile broadband downlink data rates of up to 150 megabits per second, twice as fast as the most highly optimized LTE network. He, too, expects the technology to make its way to U.S. markets that have the spectrum available to handle the downloads.

"Just think about what data rates like that mean," he told us. "Theoretically, with the new Galaxy S4 LTE-A, you could blow through your entire 5 GB monthly data allotment in less than five minutes. Apple, your move."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Mobile Tech
1.   Report: Amazon Phone To Feature 3D
2.   Review: Galaxy S5 Features Useful
3.   Galaxy S5 Won't Sway iPhone Lovers
4.   Charge a Phone in 30 Seconds? Done
5.   Samsung Adding Anti-Theft Solutions


advertisement
BlackBerry Drops T-Mobile After Spat
Moving on to other carriers after snub.
Average Rating:
Android Wear on Tap for Wearables
OK Google, what's really new here?
Average Rating:
Will Nadella Launch an Office for iPad?
New Microsoft CEO may act this month.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Tips To Defeat the Heartbleed Bug
Heartbleed headlines continue as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal data, including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada, are starting to trickle in.
 
NSC Backs Disclosing Software Vulnerabilities
Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld unless there is a clear need, says the National Security Council.
 
Heartbleed Flaw Affects Hardware, Too
It appears the Heartbleed security bug affects not just Web sites, but also the networking equipment that connects businesses and homes to the Net, including Cisco and Juniper's equipment.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
Google Glass may find its first markets in verticals in which hands-free access to data is a boon. Medicine is among the most prominent of those, as seen in a number of Glass experiments under way.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Is Amazon Launching a 3D Smartphone?
Once known for selling books on an e-commerce platform, Amazon is now a bona fide hardware maker -- and it's reportedly rolling out an innovative smartphone with a 3D screen.
 
Review: S5 Features Useful, Less About Gimmicks
There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone -- among them, its relative lack of features. Samsung chose to focus on features people might actually want, not gimmicks.
 
Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S5 Won't Sway iPhone Lovers
The Samsung Galaxy S5 hits store shelves on Friday and the reviews are starting to pour in. The question is: Can the latest in the Galaxy line grab more market share from Appleā€™s iPhone?
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.