Most of the top-tier smartphone makers have already introduced its latest flagship devices in India and few of these are 4G LTE supported ones. From last year, there are devices such as LG G2 4G variant, than there are Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c as well.
This year LG also launched its 4G enabled G Pro 2 as well. Thus the battle among these 4G enabled devices will be pretty hardcore. However, so far only few of these devices can use the 4G LTE connection like iPhone 5s and 5c because as of now the TD-LTE band that is in use in India is only supported by these two phones.
And all these phones with 4G support come with a hefty price tag. But now, it looks like Samsung will be the first one to bring an affordable 4G enabled phone in India as it is reportedly said to have imported LTE variant of Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9197) in India to test the LTE network.
According to the listed sighted at the Zauba database which was spotted by MakTechBlog, Samsung has only imported 500 units of Galaxy S4 mini handset that will be used for testing and evaluation. The import/export tracking site also mentions the price of the handset at Rs. 17,690. Thus, if the price remains the same and Samsung manages to make the 4G LTE network run on its smartphones, than very soon, India will be treated with an affordable 4G LTE phones by the company.
If you are not aware of the specs of the Galaxy S4 mini 4G variant, it comes with a 4.3 inch qHD Display with 540×960 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon 400 Processor with 1.5GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. It runs on older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with a TouchWiz UI on top. It has 8 GB internal memory which can be expanded upto 64GB using MicroSD Card. Other details include an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 1.9 megapixel front camera, TD-LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth v4, WLAN USB OTG and Micro-USB and 1,900 mAh battery.