AT&T has just started sending out teaser emails to the press clueing them in on an event, or announcement, to be held on July 16 where Ma Bell and company will reveal, “what’s next in wireless.”
There isn’t a whole lot of information provided in the teaser, just that it’s coming from the carrier with the fastest and largest 4G LTE network. We are assuming that it has to do with LTE-A, or LTE Advanced. LTE-A is the next stage in wireless data transmission, with theoretical speeds that put LTE to shame. While LTE has become a staple for nationwide carriers in the US, LTE-A has yet to make an appearance.
If AT&T were to announce the arrival of LTE-A, there’s a good chance we’ll see a phone with it, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE-A capabilities. The S4 with LTE-A will launch in Korea later this summer sporting similar specs to the normal S4, but with the addition of a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.