The world’s first LTE-Advanced smartphone — Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A — has landed in Korea.
The new smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
The new Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be launched on all three mobile operators’ LTE networks in Korea, starting with SK Telecom, followed by KT and LGU+.
The new Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be the first smartphone to utilize LTE carrier aggregation for data rates up to 150 Mbps – double what current LTE speeds offer.
Snapdragon 800 processors feature an integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE modem.
The new smartphone is designed to support LTE carrier aggregation without sacrificing battery life.
Telecom operators can increase both peak and average data rates for their consumers and device manufacturers to build sleeker devices with differentiated applications for their customers.
Qualcomm Technologies is currently shipping its third generation multimode LTE solutions.