Samsung has already launched quite a few variants of its latest Android flagship, the Galaxy S4. There’s the dust and waterproof Galaxy S4 Active, the Galaxy S4 Mini and the 10x optical zoom lens touting Galaxy S4 Zoom. We’ve heard a lot of reports about a “faster” Galaxy S4 that touts Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as well as support for LTE-Advanced networks. Rumor has it that the faster Galaxy S4 might be released this week.
This particular variant is said to be exclusive to customers in South Korea only, considering that LTE-A networks are not exactly common around the world. SK Telecom is expected to commercially launch its LTE-A network this week, various Korean websites quote a Samsung executive saying that the company is just waiting for SK Telecom’s network to go live, as soon as it does, they’ll release the variant. Some customers have taken to online social networks to protest Samsung’s move of releasing a faster Galaxy S4 merely a couple of months after the highly anticipated launch of Snapdragon 600 touting Galaxy S4. Fact remains though, if SK Telecom’s LTE-A network does go online this week, the compatible Galaxy S4 variant will be the only device available that would be capable of running on the network that should theoretically bring mobile internet speeds of up to 150Mbps.