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There is a report floating around in the tech media world that the upgraded variant of Samsung Galaxy S4, is set to launch soon with the LTE-Advanced connectivity. The new smartphone would be the first in the market with support for LTE-Advanced connectivity. In other words, this incredible Galaxy S4 will be capable of reaching about twice the bandwidth allowed by today's best LTE handsets. Samsung's J.K. Shin himself confirmed that a Samsung Galaxy S4 model will be launched in the month of June.
Interestingly, it has been also confirmed that this newer variant of Samsung Galaxy S4 will use chips by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-powered model. The information was actually leaked on Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks showing the device packing a Snapdragon 800 chip.
Reports also said that the LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4 model will go on sale in South Korea first where it will be slightly more expensive than the Galaxy S4 that is currently on sale. J.K. Shin, also co-chief executive of the world's biggest technology firm by revenue, said the phone would be sold in South Korea as early in June 2013. Further adding to that, he also said that they will be the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone.
The latest LTE-Advanced offers data transmission at up to twice the normal 4G speed. This means that a movie download that will take 3 minutes in conventional 4G would only take slightly more than 1 minute in this newer version of LTE.
"S4 sales remain strong. It's selling far stronger than the (Galaxy) S III and the new LTE-Advanced (4G) phone will be another addition to our high-end segment offerings that ensure healthy profit margins," Shin said.
To recap on the specs of the Galaxy S4, runs on Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The Phone is powered by an Octa Core processor, comprising of 1.6 Ghz Quad and 1.2 Ghz Quad processors, backed by 2 GB RAM and PowerVR SGX graphics. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5 inch capacitive super AMOLED touch screen with a full HD that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a color depth of 16 M. It comes with 13 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and the 2 megapixel secondary camera. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, microUSB, bluetooth and NFC support as well. The Galaxy S4 has an internal storage capacity of 16 GB which can be extended up to 64 GB via microSD. The phablet is powered by a 2600 mAh battery. Currently it is priced at Rs. 39,500 on Flipkart.