Friday, 26 April 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 is 4G LTE enabled

That's right. The Galaxy S4 is 4G LTE-enabled.

On sale in Malaysia this weekend

As you may have known, The Samsung Galaxy S4 will go on sale in Malaysia this coming Saturday with 4 telcos offering it on contract.

Telecom companies will be offering the Exynos model (GT-i9500) which offers an Octa-Core processor but it lacks 4G LTE connectivity. For those craving for faster mobile internet speeds, there’s the other variant, GT-i9505 which runs on a Quad-Core Qualcomm processor and comes with LTE support.

From what is seen in SIRIM website, the 4G LTE for the Galaxy S4 have just been approved on 24 April 2013. Being the case, it is not expected to be available as soon as Saturday.

Check it out here.

Great move by Maxis and Celcom, with their rolling out of the 4G LTE network recently. Good anticipation.

Maxis activate 4G LTE for iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 5

Good news for Maxis customers.

Owners of Apple devices (at least the latest ones) will get to experience super-fast mobile connectivity now.
  • Customers using the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 (iPad with retina display), can now enjoy 4G LTE speeds in selected areas
  • By the third quarter of 2013 more areas in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Baru will be covered

Another first from Maxis

MAXIS Berhad has announced that customers using the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 can now enjoy the speed of its 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution) network.

In 2009, Maxis was the first to introduce the iPhone to Malaysia, said its joint chief operating officer (COO) Suren J. Amarasekera. It is now announcing that customers using the Apple iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad with Retina display and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular model can use its 4G LTE network.

With 4G LTE, customers using iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 can experience download speeds five to 10 times faster than 3G, enabling them to upload pictures and video 10 times faster, Maxis claimed.

Following the 4G LTE activation for these Apple devices, customers on Maxis iValue plans as well as data plans of 1G and above will receive an SMS requesting them to update the settings on their devices.

Once they do so, they will automatically be able to experience 4G LTE speeds in Maxis 4G LTE coverage areas. In areas where 4G LTE services are not available, the device will automatically and seamlessly fall back onto Maxis’ 3G network.