Samsung is introducing a new version of the Galaxy Note 4 with LTE Advanced Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation. The company claims that this will allow for download speeds of up to 300Mbps, or about four times faster than current LTE speeds; although this assumes the most ideal conditions for it to happen.
The Carrier Aggregation technology simply allows the phone to connect to multiple LTE bands at the same time, and then average the signal out into a single connection. Samsung is says that the new Note 4 will be Category 6 compatible, for the most recent version of LTE; although it is also future proofing the design by making it LTE-A Category 9 capable.
Category 9 is currently undergoing testing and is only set to be made available in late 2015. Once it becomes available, Samsung claims speeds of up to 450Mbps.
That being said, there does not appear to be any other difference in specifications from the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which may make consumers wonder if picking it up is worth it. Most network connections are more likely to be limited by other factors, and it is likely that users won’t get the maximum listed speed unless they are standing right in front of the radio tower.
There is no word on when the device will be made available, or which countries it will be introduced in.
[Source: Samsung Tomorrow]