Samsung is working on an LTE-Advanced version of its Galaxy S4 smart phone. But it's unclear when carrier technology will catch up to the phone.
According to Mr. Shin, the newest iteration of the S4 will utilize LTE-Advanced technology, which comes close to doubling the data download speeds of the current-model Galaxy S4. So how fast will this new Galaxy S4 be? Well, some estimates suggest that an LTE-Advanced equipped tablet or smart phone could hit peak download speeds of 3 gigabits per second and peak upload speeds of 1.5 gigabits per second.
By comparison, AT&T's regular old 4G LTE network – the best in the country – boasts average download speeds of 16.7 megabits per second and average upload speeds of approximately 7.4 megabits per second (hat tip to Don Reisinger of CNET).