New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variant is ‘World’s first LTE Advanced Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation Smartphone’

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Samsung on Monday unveiled a new Galaxy Note 4 variant dubbed ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A,’ scheduled to be launched in its home market South Korea in January 2015.

What’s new about the phone is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE-A is the “World’s First LTE Advanced Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation Smartphone.” The smart phone offers download speeds of up to 300 Mbps by aggregating three component carriers in three different frequency bands: 20MHz bandwidth in 1.8GHz band, 10MHz bandwidth in 800MHz band, and 10MHz bandwidth in 2.1GHz band.

The handset is also said to be Category 9 service ready, which boasts a download speed of 450Mbps. The Category 9 network service is however to be commercialized in later 2015.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 version will pack the speedier 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. The rest of the specifications will remain the same as the original Galaxy Note 4 including a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 5433 processor (quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD support (up to 128GB), 16-megapixel camera, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, LTE, 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.4.4 KitKat upgradeable to Lollipop.

“The LTE-A Tri-Band CA smartphone is a meaningful advancement in mobile and telecommunications technologies, and demonstrates Samsung’s long-term commitment to providing innovation within the telecommunications industry,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

“We continue to set new challenges for the industry and push boundaries to take mobile technology to the next level and deliver the best possible customer experience.”

There’s no word on the device’s global availability as of now.