New Samsung Galaxy S4 to offer double speed data

The latest version of Samsung's Galaxy S4 will offer data transfers at twice the normal speed, according to the company's co-chief executive. In an interview with Reuters J.K. Shin said that the firm will be available in South Korea as early as this month.

We'll be the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone.

Samsung's device will utilise LTE-Advanced 4G technology, which can transfers data at twice the rate of standard 4G.

As operators seek to provide more data-centric mobile services, I think this will become mainstream 4G technology globally in the coming years.