By Alexander Wong | 19 Comments
By Alexander Wong | 10 Comments
Today, in Digi‘s network update briefing, the telco made a bold claim that they had the most advanced LTE-Advanced network in Malaysia. According to them, this is due to the fact that they have the widest LTE-A network coverage plus VoLTE capabilities with VoWiFi rolling out sometime soon.
Barely 3 months into full commercial service, webe has shared its upcoming 4G network plans that will commence very soon. At the moment, webe operates on FDD-LTE at 850MHz (Band 5) which is great for signal penetration and wider coverage. In the next phase, webe will be focusing on building up network capacity to support more users and to create new wireless possibilities.
As part of its network expansion exercise, U Mobile has just rolled out its first ever 4G LTE-Advanced site in Malaysia. LTE-Advanced or also known as 4G+ offers faster speeds than conventional 4G. In real life usage, this would enable download speeds beyond 100Mbps which is made possible through carrier aggregation.
Capitalising on their “widest 4G LTE-A” network coverage, Digi launched two 4G LTE-Advanced plans — the Broadband 145 and Broadband 185. These plans are designed to give customers high-speed Internet connectivity anywhere within Digi’s LTE-A coverage areas via the company’s new LTE-A capable MobiFi device.
Expanding as a telco is what you should be doing year around, thus Digi has managed to up its game by hitting more than half of nationwide population for its 4G LTE network – on paper this translates to 80 major cities and secondary towns at 60% of nationwide population coverage. Though their definition of what 4G LTE speeds are, could baffle many.
Remember the weird Japanese LTE ad from Docomo? Now they are back with a 2nd video to promote its faster 4G LTE-Advance service.
With the love for food and the hate of waiting, this is probably the best way to communicate its faster download speed that goes up to 225Mbps with aggregation. Watch both videos after the break including a behind the scenes clip.
The rumours are not true, there will not be an upmarket version of the Galaxy S5 but there is an updated version. Samsung today lifted the covers off the Galaxy S5 LTE-A created specifically for the South Korea market. In addition to the faster connectivity (up to 255Mbps on LTE-A, almost three times faster then LTE), the new phone features a higher resolution display and a faster processor.
The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display gets a pixel bump pushing a of 2560×1440 pixels and a pixel density of 576ppi (versus 1080p on the standard Galaxy S5) . The new screen also has better colour reproduction (Samsung claims the display covers 90% of the color gamut), faster response time, and better contrast ratio (0.01ms response time and 100,000:1 contrast ratio respectively).
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is also the first smartphone in the world to come with the latest Snapdragon 805 processor. The processor has 4 cores running at 2.5GHz and is mated to 3GB of RAM.
Other than that, everything else about the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is unchanged from the original Galaxy S5 including the 16MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, heart rate and fingerprint sensor as well a dust and water resistant shell. The 2,800mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat is the same as well.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is available for South Korea only at the moment and it sells for 940,500 Won which is about RM2,970 — pricey.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime or also known as the Galaxy F series has been speculated for quite a while now. According to a fresh report, the upcoming device apparently is going to be called as Galaxy S5 LTE-A which is sold exclusively through SK Telecom on the 19th June.
Instead of the speculated 5.2″ display, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A will be having the same 5.1″ display size as the Galaxy S5 but pushes Quad HD instead of the standard Full HD resolution. If you look closely at the teaser image above, you can spot a very fine WQHD in the Super AMOLED logo which confirms the Quad HD resolution of 2560×1440. The report also added that it will be powered by a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and it is likely to be mated with a more generous 3GB RAM as well.
So far there’s no word if such smart phone will be available outside of South Korea. In the past, we’ve seen 2 different speculations with one that looks like the Galaxy S5 with a perforated back and another version by @EVleaks which reveals a brushed metal back design. If the Galaxy Note 4 is taking too long to launch, Samsung might just release it internationally as a stop gap measure to counter competing smart phones with Quad HD displays.
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