Samsung Galaxy S 4 and S 4 Mini unveiled with dual-mode LTE

July 31, 2013
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As we saw yesterday with the look into Android fragmentation, Samsung is no stranger to releasing a wide variety of handsets. While this often means a variety of display sizes and price points, today we are seeing another variant of the Galaxy S 4 and the Galaxy S 4 Mini. Both of these models will soon be available in a dual-LTE variant.

Samsung has said these two devices will bring support for TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE. Perhaps more important for some is how Samsung is also promising them to arrive with "seamless handover technology." At the moment there hasn't been any timeline for release given.

Instead Samsung has shared a bit about how this makes them the "first player in the global mobile industry to provide dual-mode" smartphones. Samsung also announced plans to continue launching TDD-LTE devices in other (still unspecified) markets during the third quarter of 2013.

At present FDD-LTE technology accounts for majority of the global LTE market. Moving forward though, TDD-LTE is expected to gain wider usage in the US as well as in Australia, China, the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Northern and Eastern Europe. Basically, these dual-LTE handsets should make for a better user experience in places where both LTE modes are being used.


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  • rahlquist

    So would either TDD or FDD work in todays US market?