Samsung today announced LTE versions of both the Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. According to JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business:
“With the introduction of GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity.”
According to Engadget, both devices will benefit from upgraded 1.5GHz dual-core processors. The Samsung Galaxy S II will also a slightly larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED+ display. Other specifications are expected to remain unchanged.
LTE promises download speeds of up to 100mbps and upload speeds of up to 50mbps.
No details as to specific availability (carriers and dates) and pricing were revealed today. We should learn more at Samsung’s upcoming IFA 2011 event.