Samsung gears up for Volte phone launch
Amman, September 4, 2012
Samsung Electronics is all set to launch the 'world’s first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) smartphone' in the region starting with the Galaxy S III LTE device.
The new VoLTE technology uses an IP packet-based service for both voice and data, allowing for new multimedia services to be introduced, such as being able to convert from voice call to video call, said a statement from Samsung.
The electronics leader is supporting VoLTE with the Galaxy S III LTE model in Korea in August, to be followed by the other global markets thus positioning Samsung at the forefront of the LTE market and mobile communications technology, it added.
The new VoLTE-enabled Galaxy S III LTE is a result of Samsung’s 20 years of mobile communication technology development and business experience, said a senior official.
'In order to develop a product that supports the world’s first VoLTE service, we have worked closely with domestic carriers to conduct performance testing and service stabilization tasks between the Galaxy S III LTE model and the LTE network,' remarked JK Shin, the president of IT & Mobile Communications division at Samsung Electronics.
The new model offers more than twice the voice frequency of 3G and HD-level audio codec (AMR-WB), providing high quality voice calls comparable to having a direct conversation with someone in person.
In comparison to a regular mVoIP service, VoLTE does not require the download of an additional app
for a calling service, stated Shin.
As a result, inconveniences resulting from changes in network environment, such as call connection delay and call misconnections are significantly improved, he stated.
'Unlike previous LTE smartphones that use a 3G network for voice services, the Galaxy S III LTE shifts the transmission of voice calls from a third generation network to a LTE one, thus creating a big cost saving,' explained Shin.
'We will continue to work to quickly roll out VoLTE enabled products globally, providing the best LTE experience for our customers across the world,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service