Samsung has a habit of releasing multiple variants of its flagship devices. Usually there’s little difference between these variants, the most common being Samsung’s own Exynos processors instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, and these are distributed as per particular market requirements. Some variants tend to be limited to one country, take the Galaxy note 4 S-LTE (SM-N916) for example, which is destined for launch in South Korea next month.
So why is Samsung’s home country getting a separate Galaxy Note 4 variant all of itself? The answer is really quite simple, to support the advanced services that carriers in the country are offering.
The updated hardware will make this device compatible with fast data services being offered by carriers in the country. Supported networks include SK Telecom and Olleh, providing high speed data to the Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE, which will support theoretical download speeds of 450Mbps.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE will initially be limited to South Korea only, and there’s little reason to believe that it will find its way out of the country, since it really wouldn’t serve any purpose in other markets around the world.