Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE+ with Snapdragon 800 CPU now available in Germany, priced at €650
Remember the Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced support and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor instead of the Snapdragon 600? It was launched in South Korea this summer, and it was widely expected to become available in other markets too. In fact, last month we got word that Deutsche Telekom would sell it in Germany, once it got its network updated to support LTE-A.
Well, that has now happened. The new Galaxy S4 is marketed as the Galaxy S4 LTE+ by Telekom, and it can be yours sans contract for €650, according to Telecompaper. If you’d rather commit to a long-term agreement with the carrier, you can get the handset for as low as €1 (depending on plan).
This device (model number GT-i9506) is basically identical to the Galaxy S4 you already know and love, save for two important details: it has a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, just like the LTE-capable Galaxy Note 3, and it’s also received support for LTE-A (with theoretical download speeds of up to 150 Mbps).
The Galaxy S4 LTE+ has also been unveiled in Sweden, where it’s branded Galaxy S4 with 4G+. Over there, it will become available in mid-November for 6,000 Swedish kronor, which is approximately €684 at the current exchange rate.
Now that this has become reality, we’re waiting to see if there actually is a Snapdragon 800-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on the way or not. It seems extremely plausible that it would be, though. We’ll keep you posted.