Samsung Electronics to Release Dual-4G-Mode Galaxy S4 Phones

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the world’s largest smartphone maker, said it will release Galaxy S4 phones in China and Australia capable of operating on dual 4G LTE networks.

The Galaxy S4 smartphone and its mini version will be compatible with both the technology standards currently supporting high-speed 4G networks, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a statement today. The widely deployed Frequency Division Duplex, or FDD, and the Time Division Duplex, or TDD, are the two primary methods of delivering the 4G service based on Long Term Evolution, or LTE, technology.

“The long-term evolution market is still at an initial stage that has a high growth potential and is expected to help smartphone market to regain momentum,” Shin Jong Kyun, head of Samsung’s mobile business, said in an e-mailed interview. “The alternative TDD-LTE technology will be adopted not only in China but also other markets, including U.S., Australia, Europe and Russia.”

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