Samsung is setting up to launch a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 that will boast the capacity to handle data speeds up to 450Mbps.
Unfortunately, the handset will only be launching in South Korea, largely thanks to last month’s launch of SK Telecom’s LTE-A network.
SK Telecom claims it is the world’s first carrier to ship such a network, although it’s currently embroiled in legal drama with two other carriers that refuted its brag.
In all honesty, it would be pointless to release it in the UK – no carrier is currently providing a tri-band LTE-A service with 450Mbps speed in Blighty right now.
It’s worth mentioning that even in South Korea, it’s quite possible that many users won’t receive such high speeds – it’s just a theoretical cap.
What’s more, the device will also be landing with a Samsung-built Exynos 5433 chip, not the Snapdragon 810 chip it was rumoured to carry.
Samsung can now claim that is has produced the world’s first handset to offer LTE Cat. 9 support to consumers.
That roster will be padded out this year however, as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip also boasts a Cat.9 LTE-friendly modem.