Photos of Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A leak, Snapdragon 800 confirmed

by: Kyle WiggersJune 25, 2013


Samsung just can’t keep seem to keep its myriad of products from leaking. A bit more than a week since what appeared to be a Snapdragon 800 –touting Galaxy S4 smashed AnTuTu benchmark records, bloggers for Samsung Mobile, a South Korea-based smartphone blog, managed to get their hands on the refreshed GS4. Dubbed the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, it’s virtually identical in appearance to the original GS4, but packs substantially improved innards.

As indicated by benchmarks and leaks, Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 800 drives the Galaxy S4 LTE-A. Quad-core and clocked at 2.3 Ghz, it’s a silicon beauty to behold. The CPU is paired with the newest Adreno 330 GPU, which offers improved performance over its predecessor, and a respectable 2GB of RAM. Significantly, the Galaxy S4 LTE-A contains radios that support LTE-Advanced network bands, allowing for theoretical data transfers of up to twice the speed of current 4G LTE.

Though Samsung hasn’t officially unveiled the new Galaxy S4, Co-Chief Executive of Samsung JK Shin spoke with Reuters about the company’s partnership with Qualcomm last week. He said Samsung intended to partner with a carrier outside of South Korea to launch the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, and that the smartphone would be slightly more expensive than its plain LTE counterpart.

It’s too early to expect a release date, but we’ll keep you posted.

  • Phaze0085

    That is one of the many reasons I love Samsung: Variety. No one does variety like Samsung. That is a beautiful blue casing. If only they would do something that nice to all their flagship devices.

  • Yuank

    I love the these colors! They look gorgeous!!

    • Jaun Lombard

      I want the Blue one…It looks frikkin AWESOME!!

  • James Hefta Sutherland

    Typical Samsung, not even 3 months on and they’ve upgraded their S4’s internals.

    • Jaun Lombard

      Sony and HTC is going to do the same…Samsung is also just showcasing that they can make a superior phone when it comes to internet speed! its also just for Korea!

      • James Hefta Sutherland

        Not quite, Sony released a giant version of the Xperia Z, HTC are doing the same with their One, Samsung have released a S600, Exynos and now a S800 version of the exact same phone within 3 months.

        • Jaun Lombard

          So what is your point? Should Samsung not upgrade and stay behind?

          • James Hefta Sutherland

            Not with the same model, not this quickly.

  • riss

    When iPhone upgrade processor its called iPhone s. Bravo Samsung ur doing a grate job!

  • Rockwell mellow

    Kinda bs for gs4 owners huh?

  • Anonymous

    I feel like smuggling one out of South Korea. That’s a beast of device!!

  • Cosinav

    Samsung is just f ing ridiculous! It’s 2 months I have the s4 and 2 more variants appear! Like, wtf! So which one is the flagship? At least with Apple it’s a year before a new upgrade is released. This Samsung shit is really pissing me off! Not to mention that the audio clipping on the s4 lte models are still unresolved! If Apple goes with a larger screen sometime soon, I’m more than likely to just go back to the iPhone, at least it works and works well!

  • Edson

    Tell me what to do with my newly acquired LTE??? Now I feel I have a lesser S4 and can’t be proud of it anymore!!!#@#$%#%!!!