Samsung Expected To Launch Cat.9 Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE This Week


One of the most awaited devices of 2014 was the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. That is probably one of the benefits of releasing device so late in the year as speculation grows and grows and grows. That said the Note range is probably the most popular range of Samsung devices anyway. As such and release time aside, The Note 4 really was a highly awaited device. Then, when the ball actually dropped, Samsung went and surprised everyone by releasing two versions of the same phone, albeit one with an additional edge. Therefore, we came to know both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its sibling device, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

Well, if two versions of the same phone was not enough for you, then you might remember that last month it was reported Samsung was expected to release another version of the Note 4. In case you are wondering, this one is going to be an enhanced LTE version of the Note 4, under the SM-N916 model number. Otherwise known as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE. Although, the standard (first) Note 4 does support LTE-A (dual band carrier aggregation), the newer model will support tri-band aggregation, such as Cat.6 LTE and even Cat. 9 LTE. Although, you won't physically be able to utilize Cat. 9 just yet due to the service not fully expected to be roled out until later in the year. Before that though, the latest news is that the S-LTE Note 4 will be available this week and as such, will mark the release of the first device to come loaded with Cat. 9 support.


It was originally expected that this Note 4 would also be the first device to come running with a Snapdragon 810 processor. However, this now looks like it won't be the case, with the Note 4 S-LTE opting for Samsung's own Exynos 5433 chip instead. If you are thinking about picking up this super download phone (which is capable of download speeds of up to 450Mbps) then unfortunately it seems it is only destined for the South Korean market. In terms of price, that remains unknown as well for now, although, with the device expected to be released this week, we should not have to wait too long to find out.

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