SKT announced LTE-A network in Korea. LG U+ will join the party in July. Both get Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A for $825

Those rumors about SK Telecom launching LTE-A network this week, with Samsung Galaxy S4 in tow, were true, after all.

Korean company just announced their next generation network, with SGS4 LTE-A to take advantage of 150mbps speeds.

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE A SKT

SK Telecom says that its customers won’t have to pay additional fees for the LTE-A service, which is nice. Samsung, however, decided to charge a nice extra for the “world’s first LTE-A smartphone”. Galaxy S4 LTE-A will retail for 954K Won ($825) in Korea.

Not to be outdone much by its main rival, another Korean carrier – LG U – also had an LTE-A announcement. They promise to launch next generation network in early July, which means in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE A LGU

And, as you can see from the picture above, LG U’s main LTE-A phone will also be Samsung Galaxy S4.

Despite some disgruntled fans, Samsung is having a field day today as the maker of the most advanced smartphone in the world.

I wonder how long LG can sit this one out, before announcing their own G2 flagship with LTE-A. Will they be able to wait until August 7th, or will they go with early G2 Korean version launch in the next few weeks?

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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