Sprint Debuts Spark LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy S4
4G compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 from Sprint will be priced at $199.99
With the mass distribution of 4G LTE networks by major carriers in the US, the smartphone companies’ flagships require an accurate support for the spectrum. This is a step-by-step process and apparently Sprint has just made such step, as is came clear today.
The carrier has announced that an upgraded Samsung Galaxy S4 model will soon launch. It will feature the new Spark LTE network support and will offer a higher reliability and much faster speeds as it will combine all three different bands on the 4G LTE spectrum.
This is not the first Galaxy to join the network revolution, as Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has already been upgraded to models with such Spark LTE network support. The Galaxy S4 will retain its original specs as this includes its 5-inch Super AMOLED display that supports 1080p resolution. It will still operate with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor coated at 1.9GHz with 2GB of RAM and will brag with a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter and a 2600mAh battery. The only tweak will be the added Spark LTE network support.
Same as the standard non-Spark LTE model, a 4G compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 from Sprint will be priced at $199.99 with a two- year agreement or with a Sprint One Up upgrade plan for $25. According to the announcement, the upgraded device will start rolling out in the next few weeks, which means it will probably arrive just for the Christmas holidays.
Sprint Spark allows tri-band devices, like Galaxy S 4, to support active hand-off mode between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz and provide data session continuity as the devices move between spectrum bands.
Sprint Spark provides the capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications while opening the way for futuristic applications. Sprint Spark is designed to support a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced cloud services and other applications requiring very high bandwidth.