Jun 26 AT 8:40 AM Nick Sarafolean 12 Comments

First LTE-Advanced phone, Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, launched in Korea

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After a couple leaks last week, the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A has officially become the world’s first phone to feature LTE-Advanced technology. LTE-Advanced promises to bring speeds that are twice as fast as LTE by combining different frequencies for Ã¼ber-fast data speeds. The Galaxy S4 LTE-A is the first phone to feature this technology, and Korea is the only country with a working LTE-A network. Obviously, this phone will be a Korean exclusive.

The phone also gets a processor bump over every other Galaxy S4 on the planet. The Galaxy S4 LTE-A is fitted with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor that has four cores, each running at 2.3GHz. In short, this thing will pretty much be the most powerful phone on the planet. All the other specs remain the same, which means that you’ll still get a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

The Galaxy S4 LTE-A will launch later this summer in Korea. The phone will also come in two colors, Blue Arctic and Red Aurora. Samsung says there will be other color offerings following the initial launch. If you live in Korea, this is going to be the phone to pick up.

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Source: Samsung

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