Samsung to Offer LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4 Variant
Samsung plans to introduce a version of the Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced on board, according to mobile chief J.K. Shin. "We'll be the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone," said Shin. LTE-Advanced can attain download speeds that are about twice that of today's LTE. This new device will be sold in Korea as soon as this month, and Samsung is in talks with other carriers to sell the phone outside of Korea, though Shin didn't say which ones. The LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4 would mark the fifth variation of the device, following the S4, S4 Mini, S4 Active, and S4 Zoom. At the moment, there are no operational LTE-Advanced networks available in the U.S.
Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy Note7
Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is its most refined and most advanced smartphone yet. This glass-and-aluminum slab adds features such as an iris scanner and water resistance to the fabled phablet series from Samsung.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Boasts Tougher, Less-Refined Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the S8 that will initially be sold by AT&T. The phone does away with the attractive, curved design of the S8 in favor of a more rugged metal frame with bumpers that are able to withstand drops up to 5 feet.
Verizon Debuts LTE Advanced with 50% Faster Speeds
Verizon Wireless today said it has launched LTE Advanced service in 461 markets around the country, covering some 288 million POPs or 90% of Americans. Verizon's LTE Advanced relies on two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to boost speed and capacity.
T-Mobile Announces In-Home LTE CellSpot
T-Mobile today showed off the 4G LTE CellSpot, a "mini cell tower" meant for in-home or in-office use. Similar to T-Mobile's WiFi CellSpot Router, the LTE CellSpot provides full LTE coverage in small buildings up to 3,000 square feet.
Samsung Adds Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation to Note 4
Samsung today announced a modified version of the Galaxy Note 4 that takes the company's flagship handset to the Nth degree. The new Note 4 supports LTE Advanced (LTE-A) Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation (CA), which can provide peak download speeds of 300Mbps once such networks are available.