Samsung testing LTE in India with Galaxy S4 mini LTE

09 June, 2014 | Comments (19) | Post your comment

Tags: Samsung, Android

India recently got a taste of 4G LTE but so far it is limited to a handful of cities. On top of the that, the TD-LTE band that is in use in India is only supported on the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c so even if you do have a device with LTE support and live in an area with LTE, you can't use it on the LTE network.



Samsung is now testing the LTE network in the country. The company is importing the LTE variant of Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9197) in a limited batch of 500 units that will be used for testing and evaluation, according to an import manifest acquired by MakTechBlog.

The cost of these devices at INR 17,690 is slightly higher than the current, non-LTE model of the phone, although the company won't be selling these units. Perhaps, after testing is complete, Samsung will launch a range of compatible LTE models in India.

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Samsung testing LTE in India with Galaxy S4 mini LTE - reader comments

  • Dazzz

I got the LG G2 for the 4G experience. It was awesome the first few days, gave me 30 mbps average (Bangalore) However, its not the same right now. The speed has come down considerably. Also, weird things like; Messengers work, but Internet Browsing...

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  • 2014-06-10 14:13
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  • LevizX

That's just poor argument. There are hundreds of TD-LTE models in the Chinese markets (China, Hong Kong) as well as Australia, including ALL the star models such as iPhone 5s/5c, Galaxy S4/S4 Mini/S5/S5 Mini/Note3, LG G2/G3, HTC One M8. Many of the...

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  • 2014-06-10 08:14
  • sGV@
  • LevizX

And they don't even have internet. Good argument.

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  • 2014-06-10 07:54
  • sGV@