Not to be outdone by the rest of the competition, the Galaxy S4 comes with 802.11.ac which confirms the fact that the Samsung’s new flagship handset uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC clocked at 1.9GHz.
It also means that the device inherits the wireless radio technologies of Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range SoC; Bluetooth 4.0, IR LED, GPS, GLONASS and all current Wi-Fi bands, all of which will also be present in the Exynos-based Galaxy S4 as well.
Note that 802.11ac is still currently under development although the first routers compatible with it are already out and will allow throughput to reach a theoretical maximum transfer speed of 1Gbps.
Both the international and US versions of the Galaxy S4 will use either the MDM9615 or the MDM9215 although at this point, it remains unclear whether there will be 3G-only versions of the Galaxy S4, a step that might be taken to accommodate for different price points and/or different markets.
4G-enabled Galaxy S4 will support up to six different band sets and will be LTE Cat 3 compatible, with peak data rates of up to 100Mbps. The smartphone also supports NFC as well as MHL 2.0 which will allow devices to charge twice as fast when connected to a compatible display.
Check out our ongoing coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S4, from the very beginning until the launch (and beyond), including the rumours, the rehashed reports, the disappointments and the expectations. You can also read our hands-on of the Galaxy S4 here.
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