LTE Smartphones to Assume 5% of Shipments in 2012

January 17, 2012, By Alexandru Ion

LTE is an advanced mobile communication module, which was a subject under study for the 4G system. The module was later approved by International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

LTE Smartphones to Assume 5% of Shipments in 2012

Later, a number of smartphone devices that work on LTE networks have been released by a lot of manufacturers. As per the latest report, the share of LTE enabled smartphone in overall shipments is projected to be between 4 percent and 5 percent in this year.

The figure was published on Monday, and was a result of their study with subjects like Samsung, LG electronics, Pantech, Motorola Mobility, and HTC. The companies are natives of the US, Korea and Japan.

The LTE format was introduced into the world by NTT DoCoMo, and it was later absorbed by the international community. The commercial use of LTE has started in Norway and Sweden in December 2009, and the technology is in a phase of passing its state of infancy. The popularity of LTE module is directly linked to the demand for smartphone among mobile users.

Smartphones are high end devices that incorporate the functions of a handset as well as that of a computer. It is portable, and very easy to handle. With the introduction of technologies such as 4G provided by many companies including LTE, you would get a fascinating browsing speed with this tiny, expensive device. That is where smartphones scored maximum.

According to the study, Android device has a significant advancement in the release of LTE enabled handsets. Digitimes expect that RIM and Apple would release LTE products sooner. So, we could see an imminent tough competition in smartphone sector.

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