A little over a week ago, rumors of yet another Galaxy S4 variant hit the web, but this time it was packing support for LTE Advanced, the successor to the LTE we all know and love. That device is now official on Korea's SK Telecom, and it not only has support for the fastest mobile network on the planet, but also Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 800 chip. Early benchmarks of the device are in, and it crushes everything we've seen thus far – up to and including the "original" Galaxy S4. Take a look:
Past the Snapdragon 800, other specs of the S4 LTE-A seem to be largely the same – 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 13MP camera, and the like.
SK Telecom's LTE Advanced network, on the other hand, is by far the fastest mobile network available to consumers, with theoretical limitation of 150Mbps down and 37.5Mbps up. According to The Verge, that's a ten times faster than the average home broadband in the US. Soak that up for a minute – it's completely insane.
Unfortunately, there's no reason for the S4 LTE-A to even exist in the States at this point – we're still years away from an LTE Advanced network. One can dream, though.
Samsung Tomorrow (Korean)