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Samsung and Qualcomm Demo Cat6 LTE Galaxy Note 3 at WMC 2014

Qualcomm on Monday conducted the world’s first live demonstrations of LTE Category 6 connectivity at MWC 2014 using a specially modified Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a Snapdragon 805 processor and Gobi 9×35 modem. The Galaxy Note 3 prototype – specially developed and modified for the LTE Cat 6 demonstrations – reached download speeds of 300Mbps, making it the fastest and most powerful device of its kind. The LTE Cat6 connection demo was made possible thanks to Qualcomm’s fourth-generation 3G/LTE multimode modem, the Gobi 9×35 (cousin of the Gobi 9×30), which is twice as fast as anything found commercially. It is also the first cellular modem to be announced based on 20 nm technology. Additionally, it supports global carrier aggregation deployments up to 40 MHz for both LTE TDD and FDD, and is backwards compatible to support all other major cellular technologies, including WCDMA /MC-HSPA, CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev. B, GSM/EDGE and TD-SCDMA. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 prototype also features … Continue reading Samsung and Qualcomm Demo Cat6 LTE Galaxy Note 3 at WMC 2014

Sprint brings free Wi-Fi calling to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini

Sprint officially announced on Friday that it will be bringing its free Wi-Fi calling service to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy S4 mini, with plans to add more devices later this year. An over-the-air update is required before the service will be enabled, and Sprint says that update will be rolled out over the next few weeks. Wi-Fi calling is beneficial for users who don’t have proper network coverage in their home or office and will allow users to make phone calls and send text messages using their local Wi-Fi networks rather than relying on mobile networks. In order to take advantage of Wi-Fi Calling, a customer will simply need a compatible device, enable the feature through a web interface, and begin using it. No monthly charge will be assessed for the use of Wi-Fi Calling. According to Sprint, Android Location Services must be turned on in order to make Wifi calls, and the feature will only be … Continue reading Sprint brings free Wi-Fi calling to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus specs emerge in AnTuTu benchmark leak

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 with Broadcom chipset, the Galaxy Mega Plus will perform 40% better thanks to its 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus has been benchmarked at AnTuTu, and test results show the recently leaked phone is 40% faster than its predecessor, the Galaxy Mega 5.8. In this rehash, Samsung replaces the processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, so no more MediaTek chipset as some have previously rumored. Unfortunately most of the other specs will remain the same. You still have the 5.8-inch screen with the disappointing 540×960 resolution and TFT technology, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable via mcro SD), the same 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, and the same 2600 mAh battery. The unit benchmarked at AnTuTu was running Android 4.3, but hopefully Samsung will manage to make it run Android 4.4 KitKat before the phone is … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus specs emerge in AnTuTu benchmark leak