The new technology makes use of an IP packet-based service for data as well as voice. This should enable users to experience a number of other multimedia possibilities that include converting voice calls into video calls. The HD-level audio codec (AMR-WB) combines with the voice frequency which is apparently more than twice as good as that of 3G, in order to render high quality voice calls.
“In order to build 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 S3 LTE model and the LTE network. We will continue to work to quickly roll out VoLTE enabled products globally, providing the best LTE experience for our customers across the world,” commented JK Shin, President of IT and Mobile Communications Division.
As opposed to mVoIP services, VoLTE functions without the assistance of an application. This reduces the possibilities of network errors, connection delays or misconnections. Almost all other LTE-enabled handsets continue to make use of a 3G network for voice services, while this version of the Galaxy S3 only utilizes an LTE network and that also helps in cutting down on costs.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 VoLTE version will touch down in Korea this August, followed by select markets around the world. And those who have already purchased the phone in question can take advantage of the service through a software update.