A speedier version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is on the way soon, offering downloads three times faster than the model in shops right now.
Announced by Samsung CEO JK Shin, the new handset will feature LTE-Advanced technology – an upgrade from the standard long term evolution (LTE) tech that’s on board the Galaxy S4 and other top-end smartphones.
According to Samsung, the revamped Galaxy S4 is capable of downloading in a minute a movie that would take three minutes with standard 4G.
Availability of the phone, which is set to land first in South Korea, isn’t yet clear. However, Shin claims that talks are underway with networks to bring it to overseas markets.
He told Reuters: "We'll be the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone.”
What does seem clear, though, is that, given that most UK carriers have yet to launch a standard 4G network, it’s pretty unlikely that us in Blighty will get it any time soon.