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Snapdragon 800-Powered Samsung Galaxy S4 Lands in Germany, Supports LTE+ Speeds

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Galaxy S4 GermanyJust when we were about to say Samsung finally settled down with all the slightly modified Galaxy S4 variations, another one has landed in Germany. Technically, the GS4 LTE+, as it’s marketed by Deutsche Telekom, is not an entirely new S4 flavor though, being the exact copy of the S4 LTE-A that took Korea by storm a couple of months ago.

So why is this then newsworthy? Simple, because for a long time it’s been rumored the upgraded S4 was to remain exclusive to Sammy’s homeland. Which would’ve been a terrible shame, as it not only bumps up the connectivity speeds from your run-of-the-mill 4G LTE to LTE-Advanced (think of it as 4.5G).

It also swaps the aging quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor for a superior Snapdragon 800, packing four cores too, but clocked higher (2.3 vs. 1.9 GHz). And all things considered, it’s not terribly expensive, going for €650 in Deutschland sans contracts, or as low as €1 upfront with pacts.

What else do you get with this S4 LTE+? The same GS4 iconic design, with softly curved edges and slim bezels, 2 GB RAM, generous 2,600 mAh battery, pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.3) and 13 MP rear-facing camera.

Oh, and for the record, while a commercial release of the bad boy stateside seems like a long shot, chances are a number of other European countries will follow Germany’s suit the next few weeks. Starting with Sweden, where the handheld is to reportedly be dubbed the Galaxy S4 with 4G+. Price tag? SEK 6,000, which is roughly €680, or $940.

 

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