Samsung’s next LTE smartphone modem will support 1.2 Gbps download speeds
In the today’s smartphone world, faster is better is applied to anything even remotely related. That includes the speeds a phone can download data of a cellphone tower. Today Samsung unveiled their latest LTE modem with speeds upto 1.2 Gbps. In theory it can reach the speeds of a conventional fiber optic connection.
In a press release today, Samsung says its Cat.18 6CA (Carrier aggregation) LTE modem technology will allow it to access up to six bands at once. The current gen 5CA modems in the Samsung Galaxy S8 can theoritically only sport upto 1.0 Gbps. Of course, these are only the theoretical top speeds and the speeds in the real world vary a lot.
Mass production of this new processor from Samsung, with the new LTE modem, is expected to begin sometime late in 2017.
Samsung stated thats its new LTE model will gave support for 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and a higher-order 256 QAM (Quadrature amplitude modulation) scheme. Mass production of this new processor from Samsung, with the new LTE modem, is expected to begin sometime late in 2017. That puts the Samsung Galaxy S9 the first phone to sport this processor and the modem. So far, there is no indication for the Exynos chips to be available in the US markets.