When Rogers deployed their LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in Ottawa this past July they also stated that “LTE-enabled smartphones from Samsung and HTC will be available later this year”. Here’s a slight possibility of what the upcoming Samsung LTE device might be.
At the upcoming IFA trade show in Berlin on September 1st Samsung is planning to showcase a bunch of new Android-powered Galaxy devices: Galaxy W, M Pro, Y and Y Pro, plus the new Galaxy Tab 7.7. However, the teaser videos that Samsung released over the past week promised “something big” and rumours were of a spec upgrade to the Galaxy S II. It now seems that Samsung will be coming out with an LTE version of the Galaxy S II which is being dubbed as the world’s first LTE/WCDMA/GSM multi-mode phone. Regarding the specs, it’s expected to have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, NFC capabilities (could compliment the upcoming Rogers NFC plans), Wi-Fi, 8 megapixel camera with flash and a much needed 1850mAh battery. In addition, the back battery cover will get a slight redesign, shifting away from the textured backing to a brushed metal finish.
All sounds sounds really incredible, but until more details become available… it’s purely speculation.