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Samsung Galaxy Note to Come with 4G LTE, on AT&T?

Posted on 21 September 2011 By Ben Lang


It was widely reported that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note would feature HSPA+, however, we’ve uncovered a video which may have let slip that the Galaxy Note will come equipped with 4G LTE, despite the official specs list not indicating as much.

The specs section of the official press release from Samsung lists only “HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100” and “EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900” while the press release wording says LTE, leading to confusion over which portion of the release was accurate.

A rather unassuming video, found on Samsung’s IFA 2011 site, features YH Lee, SVP and head of global marketing at Samsung mobile, saying the usual bits that you would expect from the head of global marketing — mostly unspecific information — except there is the specific mention of “HSPA+ and 4G LTE” (my emphasis) at 0:56, which corroborates the text portion of the press release.

It might seem that if the inclusion of 4G LTE is true, then the Galaxy Note would be coming to Verizon in the US, but it’s important not to forget that the phone is presumably equipped with HSPA+ and LTE, which fits with AT&T as the company already has HSPA+ in place, and is in the process of rolling out its own LTE network. So Galaxy Note carrier availability for the US seems to be confirmed as AT&T.

 

8 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note to Come with 4G LTE, on AT&T?”

  1. Mike Cane says:

    Wait one minute here. They’ve already stated they have no plans of letting this phone get into the U.S.. Now you’re getting my hopes up?

  2. Delgadillo says:

    SWEET!

  3. Ben says:

    The site (GottaBeMobile) that wrote the story about Samsung having “no plans” to launch the Note and Tab 7.7 in the US also wrote an article contradicting that point, so I wouldn’t say that its a sure thing one way or the other. My bet is that they will see the release in the US especially given the popularity of the original Galaxy Tab here, and knowing that, it would seem that AT&T is the best fit of the US carriers to make use of the hardware.

  4. Aaron says:

    Boy I sure hope you are right – am with AT&T and would LOVE to have this phone.

  5. internet idiot says:

    Hmm, i just talked to someone at CT Miami and they’ll be wholesaling the galaxy note beginning on October 24th.
    I’ll get one one way or another.

  6. cory Wilson says:

    @internet idiot hit me up I’m in Miami also I wanna buy one

  7. Wesley Sothern says:

    Uh, yeah, can I reach out and touch for that connection as well? Def interested in this phone if/when it washes up on these shores.

  8. syaonline says:

    Benchmark Note – Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 – http://samsungmobilers.ro/post.php?id=199