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Samsung Galaxy S4 “LTE-A” Pictured in Red and Blue, Includes Snapdragon 800 Chipset

Galaxy S4 LTE A

Talks of a Galaxy S4 equipped with a Snapdragon 800 processor have circulated around the web for almost a month now, capable of running on an LTE Advanced network that was under construction overseas. Previously rumored to be possibly highlighted at Samsung’s London event last week, nothing was mentioned about the device, so Samsung must not have been looking to globally promote the device quite yet.

Thanks to a Korean mobile blog who somehow got the device, in its retail packaging mind you, we have a full hands-on unboxing gallery of the new, yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S4 LTE-A

The Snapdragon 800 processor is clocked at 2.3GHz, combined with 2GB of RAM and the newest Adreno 330 GPUs. The Korean LTE Advanced network is now complete, ahead of schedule, meaning this device should go up for sale in Asia sometime soon. For those unfamiliar, an LTE-A network should deliver twice the 4G data speeds that current LTE networks provide, allowing for amazingly fast download and upload speeds.

Given America does not currently have an LTE Advanced network, we wouldn’t suggest camping outside your carrier of choice’s retail store anytime soon.

On a separate note, can we give the person responsible for taking these pictures a medal of some sorts for being so high quality? Death to blurry leaked pics.

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Via: Sammy Hub | blog.naver

  • W7SG

    Of course, this means the Note 3 will get the 800 & LTE-A !!!!!

  • n11

    I’m liking the blue color.

  • antjonz

    ok this is a stupid question….does this phone HAVE to be used on an LTE-A network in order for it to work in the states??

    • terrorist96

      No, it will most likely fall back to simple LTE or lower.

  • JonathonFlores

    There are how many different GS4′s now??? Samsung isn’t going to make a bunch of different phones throughout the year, they’re just gonna make a bunch of different same phones throughout the year..but hey what do I know… I don’t make billions.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    WTF! When will Samsung ditch the shiny plastic? Is it really that difficult to put a gel coat on it???

  • mule0331

    I was anxiously awaiting the Galaxy Note 3 because of the processor. I think the new upgraded processor in this will be all the selling point it needs. Since the current S4 is already LTE-A ready, I dont see the difference. Both VZW and AT&T have already said they will have LTE-A running by the end of this year in certain markets.

  • Chris Schmucker

    How would a carrier go about impleenting a LTE-A network? Would they have to build a new infrastructure like with LTE, or just flip a switch and modify current LTE towers?

  • Brandon Golway

    I, like others, want the Snapdragon 800 more than LTE-A. Even though the current S4 can be OC’d to 2.3 GHz a lot of tweaking has to be done and not many phones can handle it. The most I’ve gotten my phone up to without messing around with voltages is 1.9 GHz.

  • eli

    as a current s4 owner…

    • Rice2123

      This one really made my day. xD

      • eli

        Slothbrah never fails my friend…

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      I feel you pain Brah…..

      • eli

        Dat feel brah…… Dat feel.

    • Michael Kane

      This is why i waited for so long. I am glad the 800 isnt going into only 6inch + phones. I wouldnt mind one but its just a slight on the big side.

      Hopefully Verizon will get the red on as an S4 LTE A – Active i would be in heaven.

      • eli

        There are lte advanced components in the current s4…but who knows if they’ll use them.

    • shrukin

      You’re gonna have to excuse my language, but you are soooo silly. I busted out laughing when i saw your post (i was in a boring meeting & had to excuse myself)

      • eli

        Hahaha always funnier when you shouldn’t be laughing right? Lol

  • Jonathan Bunch

    They are doing what moto did with the razr…

    • kixofmyg0t

      Shhhhhh we don’t complain about Samsung around here.

      • Weber

        Now, now, Skeeter…he ain’t hurtin nobody…

  • ToddAwesome

    Those colors are electric sex.

  • Carter Johnson

    Can’t even get lte much less the rest of that junk

  • RoadsterHD1

    Any Quadrant or AnTuTu scores yets?

  • duke69111

    I really like the red.

  • mo

    who cares if we cant get them yet. when can we get those colors?

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    I thought Verizon announced that they would begin building their next generation LTE network soon (as in 2014ish)?

  • Alex Goings

    I just want the processor…

    • Brandon Golway

      and the GPU.

  • T4rd

    It seems the GS4 is trying to beat the GS2 for number of different variants across the world.

    Maybe next year, they’ll just release a new Galaxy S4 2.

    • Warwick

      Maybe its Sammy’s plan to release the variables of 2 in many ways? :p

  • Tom Luley

    Not to mention the blue and the red are sexy as hell!

  • Kevin N

    This thing will be fast as hell

  • MichaelFranz

    3 cheers for not blurry pics….3 boo’s for it not coming stateside..

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

    Like AT&T was the first to get LTE right? :P

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

    Like AT&T was the first to get LTE right? :P

  • MichaelFranz

    3 cheers for not blurry pics….3 boo’s for it not coming stateside..

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      There’s no need for it to come stateside yet. No networks here could utilize its prime selling point. haha

      • MichaelFranz

        well the LTE-A no, but the Snapdragon 800 is pretty good. be nice to see if anyone in US does LTE-A within the next year

        • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

          Supposedly Verizon was planning on releasing their first LTE-A phone by the end of the year, but that was talked about back in like February and nothing has been said about it since. Who knows if that’s still on the table or not.

          • tomn1ce

            I believe that the vzw GS4 is LTE-A ready with the snapdragon 600 and I believe that they have another phone in their line up which happens to be LTE-A ready.

          • Aaron A

            No it’s not. The VZW GS4 is AWS ready which is way different than LTE-A.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        I think the Snapdragon 800 processor and Adreno 330 are SOLID selling points!

        • aQuickBit

          Yeah for us sort of people which make up ~1%. Say that to the average consumer and they won’t have a clue what you’re talking about or care to.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            I honestly feel bad for the people who work at retail stores! Just imagine trying to explain to an older couple just exactly why these red and blue S4 variants are able to access and download files twice as fast or how these particular S4′s can load up Candy Crush Saga or Facebook faster than a regular S4 (which would cost less on contract). Dang, no wonder some of them break down and just say it’s coated red, they made those special! Lol

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        Umm… I’m sure Verizon has announced plans for LTE-A

        • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

          Yeah and I’ve announced plans to go to Tahiti. Doesn’t mean I’ve done it yet. As of this writing, there are no LTE-A networks in the US.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Slow your roll, Verizon was the first to pioneer LTE in USA, and they sure as hell will be the first to pioneer LTE-A. Besides, I’m not sure if you know, but upgrading LTE to LTE-A is not that expensive, this is why VzW rolled out such a huge LTE network, in preparation for LTE-A

          • Virtus

            Actually MetroPCS had the first LTE network in the States…

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            What are you talking about…. MetroPCS uses HSPA+ for their alleged “LTE”

        • michael arazan

          In 2020, to start

    • WAldenIV

      And five boo’s for not keeping his finger nails cut to a decent length.

      • MichaelFranz

        could be a manly woman, or womanly man?….or a hand model like form zoolander…rabble rabble

      • Blue Sun

        Why do you assume it’s a man hand model?

        • WAldenIV

          No visible nail polish and the size, Dr. Watson.