Samsung and SK Telecom Kick Off LTE-Advanced Era
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, a variant of its flagship smartphone that adds support for LTE-Advanced networks, which can perform at about twice the speed of today's LTE 4G networks. In addition to adding LTE-Advanced, the GS4 LTE-A also comes with a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm. In conjunction with Samsung's announcement, SK Telecom has launched an LTE-Advanced network in Seoul and its surrounding suburbs. SK Telecom says its LTE-Advanced network is capable of delivering download speeds up to 150Mbps. U.S. carriers have been quiet on their own LTE-Advanced plans.