Going Beyond 3G!

The fourth generation of mobile internet (4G), runs faster on-the-go connectivity through your smartphone or tablet’s cellular connection. 4G LTE is gradually but progressively acquiring ground in India, and its services are scheduled to be released by several telecom operators by next year. 4G LTE is still in its embryonic stages but is determining to be a significant consumer requirement in near future.

With a 4G-enabled mobile handset and active tariff, you’ll be able to browse the internet, check emails, download apps, stream videos and music, etc. at speeds often faster than the closest Wi-Fi connections.

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4G or 4th Generation was coined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) with an aim to provide speeds which would be 10 times faster than 3G networks. 4G LTE band 40, 2300 MHz (TDD-LTE) is the LTE bandwidth which is offered in India as of now.

In the past half year or so, reasonable 4G smartphones have been flooding the Indian market and with there being no major price differences between 3G and 4G devices at the entry-level series, a large chunk of the new smartphone sales are in 4G.

A new strain of smartphones prepared with the latest 4G technology promises to push internet usability to an exceptional level, and that too at an affordable price, particularly for India.

In its bid to speed up India’s smartphone revolution, global giant Samsung Electronics has unveiled four smartphones – Galaxy A7, one of the slimmest phones at 6.3 mm width, Galaxy Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy Core Prime 4G and Samsung J1 4G.

Apple 5s and 5c customers were the first in India to experience 4G on their mobiles by simply changing their 3G SIM to a 4G SIM without switching their existing data plan. Later in 2014, Xiaomi too launched its 4G handset Redmi Note (4G). Today almost all the competitive mobile brands are releasing new handsets keeping 4G in mind.

Well, let us presume, both the telecom biggies as well other operators launch 4G next year but what will be the rates like? Will it be successful in India? Let us know what you feel.

Picture courtesy- androidheadlines.com


by techtalks @TechTalks November 30, 2015 8:01 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi