Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 With LTE in Blush Pink and Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE+. Both devices will be available in Singapore from today at the following prices (off-contract):
- GALAXY Note 3 With LTE – $998
- GALAXY S4 With LTE+ – $848
While the S4 currently is being mercilessly smashed in performance benchmarks, the S4 LTE+ looks to up the game by improving the last-generation S600 System-on-Chip (SoC) to an S800.
This is the Qualcomm’s latest SoC, and it comes with the extremely powerful Adreno 330 GPU. This SoC has been seen in all of the late 2013 flagship releases, such as the Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1, LG G2 and Google Nexus 5. While the S5 is just round the corner, and will no doubt house Qualcomm’s upcoming S805 SoC, Samsung is releasing the S4 LTE+ to the Singaporean market.
The S4 LTE+ has the S800 clocked at 2.3 GHz, just like its larger Note 3 sibling has. Accompanying it is also the Adreno 305 GPU, but the RAM remains constant at 2 GB, and doesn’t go up to 3 GB like in the Note 3. It still has a 4.99″, 1080p Full HD AMOLED display (440 ppi), 16/32 GB of storage and a micro-SD card slot.
The LTE+ moniker also indicates that the device is capable of supporting the LTE Advanced network, a slight performance upgrade from the normal LTE. As of now though, the network only exists in Sweden, Norway, Russia, South Korea, London, Munich and Dresden.
The S4 LTE+ has already been available in South Korea since Q3 2013, under the name S4 LTE-A. It is nice to see Samsung releasing updated versions of their flagship internationally, even as an update draws closer.