Whilst the UK will have to wait until at least 2013 for a 4G mobile broadband network, O2 announced this week it will begin to roll out 42Mbps DC-HSPA, a faster version of 3G.
Samsung has confirmed that its forthcoming flagship device, the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S3, will be compatible with the 42Mbps DC-HSPA network.
The 42Mbps DC-HSPA, dual-cell high-speed packet access network could see some mobile downloads double in speed.
O2 will begin to roll out the network to ‘major UK cities’, with London, Manchester and Birmingham likely to receive the high speed connection first.
Nokia has already added support for 42Mbps DC-HSPA to its Europeans Lumia 900 smartphones.
Three has said that it is planning to roll out the 42Mbps variant of DC-HSPA this summer, and Everything Everywhere is aiming to roll out DC-HSPA in the fourth quarter of this year.
Vodafone is not currently planning to upgrade to the 42Mbps variant of DC-HSPA.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will feature a 4.8in Super AMOLED display and will be powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz processor. The device also boasts 1GB of RAM and will be available in 16, 32 and 64GB storage capacities.
The device sports an 8MP rear-facing camera, and an 1.9MP front-facing camera, both of which are capable of HD video.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is scheduled for release on the 30th May.
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