Samsung has just announced a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 phablet, sporting LTE-A Tri Band Carrier Aggregation (CA). This can offer download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, faster than any smartphone in the market today. This particular variant of the handset is only available in South Korea and is unlikely to make its way to global markets anytime soon, given the lack of compatible networks.
The smartphone is also packing the Snapdragon 810 SoC, making it the first smartphone to pack Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset. It will not feature any other changes, so you’re still looking at a 5.7 inch Quad HD display, a 16-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
To put the speed in perspective, Samsung claims that a 700MB video file can be downloaded in just 19 seconds, which is quite impressive for a mobile device. To make use of this particular technology, the local carrier needs to offer support for these speeds, which is why this feature will only work in South Korea at the moment. American carrier Sprint has promised to bring carrier aggregation to its networks next year with speeds of up to 180 Mbps said to be on offer.
Source: Samsung Tomorrow