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Sprint to Sell New Spark-Compatible Galaxy S4

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this is messed up


Dec 10, 2013, 4:42 PM
so your telling me the Galaxy S4 that i bought in July 1st is re released with chipset to allow sprint spark?

Dec 11, 2013, 9:21 AM
Yes, time and technology march on. Would it make you feel better if they slapped a different name on it?
Rich Brome

Dec 12, 2013, 1:08 PM
It's technically the 2500 MHz antenna, not the chipset.

I believe the older model does support dual-band (800/1900) LTE, which is better than Sprint's many single-band (1900-only) LTE phones.

Spark is just Sprint's branding for tri-band LTE.

So with the older S 4, you're getting access to two out of Sprint's three LTE bands. And those two bands do offer full coverage. That third band in the newer model mostly just offers better capacity in urban areas, for faster speeds during peak times.

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