Samsung announces a faster Galaxy Note 4
Speeds up to 300Mbps now supported
The original version of the Galaxy Note 4 is one of the fastest smartphones in the world in both processing and network speeds but Samsung is now announcing an even faster LTE version supporting download speeds up to 300 mbps.
Combining two bands the current Note 4 reaches up to 150Mbps, but the new version combines three frequencies for ultra-high speeds. There are, however, several conditions that must be met in order to reach a 300Mbps speed with a three band device – ideal position, not many people around the tower, and most importantly – carrier support for 3 bands.
The new Galaxy Note 4 also supports latest LTE standard called Category 6 which combines three bands but the speeds can reach up to 450mbps. Bear in mind that LTE 6 is not expected to launch before early 2016.
As far as the specs of the new Note 4, the phone is expected to come with the same innards as the original version. The processor is Snapdragon 805 with 3 GB of RAM. The screen measures in at 5.7 inches and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The protection layer is latest Gorilla Glass 4. A 16-megapixel camera with OIS is on the back while the FFC captures photos at 3.7MP. Other key features are the fingerprint scanner supporting PayPal payments, S Pen Stylus, 3230 mAh battery and Android 5.0 KitKat. Samsung is yet to reveal the release date and price of this Note 4 version but it will launch as a limited version only in selected markets with developed LTE networks.