LONDON – Samsung Mobile has announced the launch of what it claims is the world's first 4G LTE-enabled, multi-mode, CDMA handset, the Samsung Craft SCH-r900. Samsung Mobile also supplied the LTE infrastructure to MetroPCS Communications Inc. for the commercial launch of 4G LTE service in Las Vegas, the first in the United States.
The Samsung Craft 4G mobile phone is available for $299 plus tax and sports a 3.3-inch diagonal AMOLED display and sliding keyboard. A built-in 3.2 megapixel camera provides flash and camcorder image capture.
The Craft includes a Ceva DSP core according to a spokesperson for Ceva.
Samsung Mobile's commercial LTE network products offer flexible bandwidth support of from 1.4-MHz to 20-MHz. Samsung Mobile's network infrastructure solutions support a wide portfolio of Enhanced Node B (eNB) products, including rack types, remote radio heads, picocells, femtocells and distributed antenna system (DAS) hosts.
Samsung Mobile has participated in various working groups at 3GPP and LSTI (LTE/SAE Trial Initiative).
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