After too many rumors, Samsung finally launched the “World’s First LTE Advanced Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation Smartphone” – the Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE (SM-916). The handset will hit the shelves in its homeland South Korea starting mid-January. Till now there is no details about price and its availability outside the region.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE’s converges three different frequency bands. Besides featuring a Category 6 network, which can offer download speed of up to 300Mbps, it also features Category 9, which can provide a download speed of 450Mbps. The Category 9 network service is however said to be commercialised in 2015. The device receives three different frequency bands and aggregates them into a single connection, supporting Category 6 network service with speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Users can download a 700MB video in about 19 seconds or 10 songs with 40MB in about one second.
“The LTE-A Tri-Band CA smartphone is a meaningful advancement in mobile and telecommunications technologies, and demonstrates Samsung’s long-term commitment to providing innovation within the telecommunications industry,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We continue to set new challenges for the industry and push boundaries to take mobile technology to the next level and deliver the best possible customer experience.”
The Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE comes with a Stylus Pen, and features 5.7-inch qHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It runs Android 4.4 Kitkat with TouchWiz UI, and has a single 4G LTE SIM slot. It boasts 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage (up to 64GB microSD card).
The Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE houses a 16-megapixel rear camera with Smart OIS and also sports a 3.7MP front camera with f/1.9 lens. It packs a 3220mAH Li-ion non-removable battery. Connectivity options include dual band WiFi, GPS with AGPS, NFC, Infrared, Wi-Fi Direct, MHL Out 3.0 and IR LED. It measures 153.50 x 78.60 x 8.50 mm and weighs 176 gms.