It’s probably fair to say that Samsung is still smarting over Apple’s $1 billion courtroom victory last week.
But far from bathing in a bath of tears, the South Korean manufacturer is feverishly planning a counterattack, and it revolves around the iPhone 5’s potential adoption of LTE.
That’s the good word according to Korea’s The Korea Times. TKT reports that Samsung has “confirmed that it will immediately sue Apple if the latter releases products using advanced long-term evolution (LTE) mobile technology.”
Of course, the iPad 3 has LTE compatibility, though it’s thought that Samsung would make the most impact by unleashing its LTE patent portfolio once the iPhone 5 launches. Interesting.
Finnish manufacturer Nokia is the LTE patent leader, but Samsung’s estimated 10% share would be enough to cause Apple some concern.
LTE is just one rumoured feature of the iPhone 5. It’s also tipped to rock a 4in display, quad-core processor, and a modified dock connector.
The iPhone 5 launch is expected to take place on September 12 – less than two weeks from now, though Apple is yet to start firing out invites.