Samsung has today announced dual-mode LTE variants of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini, adding two more Galaxy S4 variants to the laundry list of variants already in the market. The new devices support both the TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards, which will let users access LTE networks anywhere they are in the world, something that is not currently possible with any other smartphone.
JK Shin, co-CEO and president of the IT and mobile division at Samsung, noted the company's commitment to LTE.
With today’s TDD/FDD LTE seamless handover devices announcement, Samsung again demonstrates the company’s commitment to driving better, more convenient customer experiences. The first commercially available TDD/FDD seamless handover devices will allow customers to fully enjoy the benefits of fast mobile data communications no matter where they are.
Apart from the addition of dual-mode LTE (which is used in markets like Hong Kong), the specs will be the same as before. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, 16GB of inbuilt storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, and NFC connectivity, a 2,600mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 mini comes with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, a 4.3″ qHD (540 x 960 pixels) display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB storage expandable via microSD cards, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, and NFC connectivity, a 1,900mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0.