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Samsung is launching an insanely fast new version of the Galaxy Note 4 this week

Published Jan 20th, 2015 7:30AM EST
Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE Release Date
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world right now. Period. It might not be quite as sleek as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and it certainly isn’t selling as fast, but as a phablet, it’s the best there is. The Note 4 isn’t just bigger for the sake of being bigger, which is arguably the case with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. Instead, the Galaxy Note 4 touts fantastic and unique software features that make great use of its giant display.

As terrific as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 already is, however, people who own the phone are going to be a bit envious later this week when Samsung launches a new version of the Note 4 that’s even better than the original.

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According to South Korea-based technology news site The Electronic Times, Samsung will launch a brand new version of its popular Galaxy Note 4 smartphone sometime this week. The new model will be visually identical to the current Note 4 and it will have similar internal components.

The main upgrade for the new Galaxy Note 4 model will be its Exynos 5433 processor, which features support for Cat. 9 LTE.

Samsung’s new Note 4 will support blistering LTE speeds of up to 450Mbps, and it will reportedly initially be offered by SK Telecom as a flagship device for the Korean carrier’s new LTE-A network, which launched last month. It is unclear if or when the Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE will launch elsewhere.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.