New Galaxy Note 4 offers download speeds of 300 Mbps


No UK operators currently offering sufficient bandwidth to avail of the new device’s high-speed connectivity

Samsung has launched a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which can provide download speeds of 300Mbps.

The LTE-A Tri-Band CA-enabled Galaxy Note 4 can receive three different frequency bands and combine them into a single connection to achieve the higher speeds.  Samsung claims it will allow users to download a 700 MB video in 19 seconds.

Aside from the tri-band capability, the specifications of the handset are identical to the original Galaxy Note 4 launched in October.

“The LTE-A Tri-Band CA smartphone is a meaningful advancement in mobile and telecommunications technologies, and demonstrates Samsung’s long-term commitment to providing innovation within the telecommunications industry,” said Samsung Electronics. IT & mobile communications division chief executive officer and president JK Shin.

“We continue to set new challenges for the industry and push boundaries to take mobile technology to the next level and deliver the best possible customer experience.”

The only issue with the smartphone at present is that there is no UK operator which could provide sufficient bandwitdth to take advantage of the technology.

EE announced that its 4G+ technology, offering peak speeds of 150Mbps, was live in Central London at the end of October. It expects to have full coverage in the capital by June and plans to roll out the technology in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester after.