Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A Released, Features Snapdragon 800 and 150Mbps Network Speeds

Published on June 26th, 2013

Samsung recently released the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A SHV-E330S, world’s first smartphone to feature LTE-A or LTE Advance technology. Not only that it is capable of up to 150Mbps connection speeds, which is 2x faster than your regular LTE connection, it is also powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processor. See more details below.

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samsung galaxy s4 lte-a specs

The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, which is first available for SK Telecom in Korea, has two major unique features compared to its S4 brothers. First is the LTE-A technology built in this product, and second, it is powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 800 SoC processor, the same processor that is powering the recently announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

As of to date, the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, sometimes referred to as Galaxy S4 Advanced, is the world’s first LTE Advanced-capable smartphone. It’s basically 10x faster than a typical 3G connection. Imagine an 800 Megabyte file will only take you around 40 seconds to download. That’s really really fast.

galaxy s4 lte-advance speed

The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A SHV-E330S is also the fastest amongst its siblings, not only in connection speed, but also in terms of processing power. Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core processor, clocked at 2.3GHz, that is built in this device, the Galaxy S4 LTE-A is able to reach a score of 31491 in AnTuTu benchmarks. It’s a tad slower compared to Xperia Z Ultra, but it’s definitely faster than the Galaxy S4 Octa Core Exynos version.

quad core snapdragon 800 benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Advance measures 136.6mm x 69.8mm x 7.9mm and weighs only 131 grams. The rest of the specifications are just the same with the other versions of Galaxy S4, like 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 32GB built-in memory, 13 megapixel rear facing camera, IR port, microSD card slot and the rest.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A is available in two colors, Blue Arctic and Red Aurora color scheme, and more color options will be available at a later date. See more details from the specification table below.

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A SHV-E330S Specifications

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Network: LTE-A
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core CPU clocked at 2.3GHz
Display: 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED, 441 pixels per inch
Memory: 32GB Internal memory (User Memory approximately 24GB)
Expandable Memory: micro SD slot (up to 64GB), 2GB RAM
Camera Rear: 13 Megapixel
Camera Front: 2 Megapixel
Camera Features: Dual Camera: Dual Shot/ Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call, Drama Shot, Sound& Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR(High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sport
Audio: 3.5mm Ear Jack, Music Player with SoundAlive
Connectivity: WiFi HT80, Bluetooth® 4.0 LE, NFC Technology
Dimension: 136.6x69.8x7.9mm, 131g
Battery: 2,600mAh

Additional Features: Group Play: Share Music, Share Pictures, Share Documents, Play Games, Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader, Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, Samsung Hub, ChatON(Voice/Video Call, Share Screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON, S Travel(TripAdvisor), S Voice Drive, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust sensitivity (Glove Friendly), Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring

Google Mobile Service: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, You Tube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Price and Availability

The price for the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A is unknown as of to date. But it is expected to have a higher price compared to its siblings. There is also no information yet if this device will also be available in international markets or other carriers.

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