Samsung has announced LTE editions of its GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9. These devices now offer high-speed 4G connectivity in addition to power, portability and second-to-none screen technology.
"With the introduction of GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
When connected to a 4G network, LTE technology allows portable devices to download high-quality files at speeds of up to 100Mbps, and to upload at speeds of 50Mbps theoretically ? five times faster than even the quickest HSPA+ connection. This means that a four-minute long MP3 track can be downloaded in 0.3 seconds, or an entire film file in less than two minutes.
The enhanced connectivity afforded by LTE technology opens up a range of possibilities for users: Features like social gaming, video conferencing and high-quality media streaming can all be enjoyed seamlessly, with improvements in download times and connectivity.
The addition of LTE to the Samsung GALAXY portfolio also opens further opportunities for mobile application and content developers creating a new generation of mobile services that take full advantage of increased bandwidth and improved connectivity.
GALAXY S II LTE
In addition to offering a high standard of connectivity, the GALAXY S II LTE delivers powerful performance due to its 1.5GHz dual core processor. 3D graphic performance makes games and video consumption fast and smooth.
The GALAXY S II LTE wil feature a 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus display with HD video and images taken on the device's 8MP camera displayed in full vivid color. The GALAXY S II LTE also includes Social, Game and Music hubs, while the Readers Hub will be available for download after launch. These are in addition to a number of enterprise solutions. Running on Android 2.3, the GALAXY S II LTE is easy to use.
Additionally, the GALAXY S II LTE can also be connected to up to eight devices via WiFi.
GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE
The LTE edition of the GALAXY Tab 8.9 is portable, measuring just 8.6mm thin while weighing only 455g. LTE capabilities enable video conferences to be held without need to worry about failing connections, while the 8.9" screen enables easy rendering of business content such as presentations.