Samsung introduced LTE editions of its Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet computer Aug. 28, 4G machines that could be up to 10 times that of comparable 3G devices. Samsung said in a statement LTE technology will enable its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9 devices to download files at speeds of up to 100M bps, and theoretical upload speeds of 50M bps. The company said such prime data-shuttling speeds will yield downloads of full films in less than two minutes.
Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9 devices powered by LTE will also provide better experience for games, including 3D video graphics, video chats and other multimedia applications that require the distillation of a lot of data packets.
While the 3G device includes 4.3-inch screens powered by 1.2 GHz processors. The Galaxy S II LTE handset includes a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The smartphone also has an 8 megapixel camera, capturing HD photos and video.
The Tab 8.9 LTE version, whose display resolution is 1200-by-800, offers similar features to its existing 8.9 model. The slate features Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and is super lightweight, weighing only 1 pound and measuring just 8.6 mm thin.
Samsung is set for a busy week. After unveiling the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 at the IFA show in Berlin, the company is set to unveil the Galaxy S II in New York City Tuesday, Aug. 30.
It is expected Samsung will show off Galaxy S II models from AT&T (NYSE:T), Sprint (NYSE:S) and T-Mobile. The phone maker is counting on these carriers to push the phone ahead of Apple's iPhone 5 gearing up for a launch in September or October.
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZW) has said it isn't producing a Galaxy S II, though it is expected to launch a different high-end Samsung model soon.
Samsung's Manhattan event was planned for Monday, but was postponed to Tuesday due to Hurricane Irene, which whacked the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Aug. 28.