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Samsung to launch faster Galaxy S4 smartphone

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 09:05

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung is likely to come up with a faster Galaxy S4 smartphone, as per a news wire report.

The phone will reportedly transmit data at nearly twice the normal speed.

The new S4 will use LTE-Advanced 4G technology, an upgrade from conventional 4G called LTE, or long term evolution. LTE-Advanced offers data transmission at up to twice the normal 4G speed. The phones will be powered by Qualcomm chips.

In December last year, Samsung had said it sold over 10 million Galaxy devices in India since the launch of the first Galaxy device, 'Galaxy S', in June 2010. Its range of Galaxy devices include Galaxy S, Galaxy SII, SIII and now SIV, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Y. According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), more than 221 million handsets were shipped to India in 2012.

Though smartphones comprised a small chunk of the overall handset market at about seven percent, the high-end category grew at a robust 35.7 percent to 15.2 million devices in 2012 from 11.2 million units in 2011. Samsung was the category leader, followed by Nokia (13.3 percent) and Sony (8.2 percent), CMR said.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 09:05
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