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    Default Samsung Developing and Testing 5G Wireless Technology


    The South Korean electronics manufacturer says it has developed a wireless transmission standard hundreds of times faster than that of today’s 4G LTE. The technology would seemingly allow users to download entire movies in seconds.

    According to Yonhap News, Samsung announced that it has developed a core component of its 5G network by solving a problem that has stymied the wireless industry. Using the 28 GHz waveband, Samsung says it has achieved download and upload speeds of tens of gigabits per second (Gbps). As of right now, 4G LTE networks top out at around 75 megabits (Mbps). Theoretically, the speed the company is boasting to have achieved would allow wireless users to download a full HD movie in seconds with the company executives seeing the technology enabling a wide range of rich applications.

    Samsung supposedly used 64 antenna elements in order to accomplish the high-speed data transfer and said that the company expects that it can commercialize the technology by 2020. That deadline conforms well to a European Commission goal to have 5G wireless technology in place by the same year. China has been pouring funding into the next-generation wireless technology as well with hopes to roll it out around roughly the same time.

    The South Korean company has been regularly pioneering in the area of wireless transmission technologies for quite some time. Some of the wireless advances the company makes have been patented and some of those patents have been used against Apple in their ongoing litigation struggles. Most of Samsung’s wireless patents are typically standard essential though, meaning the company must grant licenses in a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory fashion. Although the high data transmission rates are a constant goal for wireless carriers as well as mobile devices makers, most customers are found to be on the border. Many consumers express interest in the extra speed but a survey last year found that nearly half of American consumers felt they didn’t need 4G LTE.

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    Can't wait till 2020, lol.

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    So in a few seconds a user could hit their data limit with a full hd movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolenpentium View Post
    Can't wait till 2020, lol.

    If you have an iPhone you'll have to wait til 2024.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    If you have an iPhone you'll have to wait til 2024.
    But you don't have to buy extra feature or tech that by 2020 carriers are yet to support full coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    If you have an iPhone you'll have to wait til 2024.
    I'd be more than happy to. By then Samsung's phones will probably come built in with a salt and pepper shaker.

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    There is no question: I would switch in a heartbeat for that speed. The days of spinning lag wheels are over!

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    In 7 years it won't be available in the US anyways because our infrastructure is so far behind in the communications industry. By the time it's available in the US, every manufacturer will have licensed the technology or developed their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
    In 7 years it won't be available in the US anyways because our infrastructure is so far behind in the communications industry. By the time it's available in the US, every manufacturer will have licensed the technology or developed their own.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    I'd be more than happy to. By then Samsung's phones will probably come built in with a salt and pepper shaker.
    I was thinking a projector with a popcorn maker, I think by then then sizes of the phones will have increased enough, And by 2030 they will be so big you get a lazy boy along with it! Damn it I better copyright that before they take my ideas....

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    Awesome! Faster & stronger technology that will give us more radiation & cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
    Awesome! Faster & stronger technology that will give us more radiation & cancer.
    Yay finally a faster cell ionisation process

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
    In 7 years it won't be available in the US anyways because our infrastructure is so far behind in the communications industry. By the time it's available in the US, every manufacturer will have licensed the technology or developed their own.
    Exactly, LTE has barely been rolled out in the past couple years, and is still going on, when many European countries and Asian countries have had it for almost a decade, some longer... Of course the U.S is also larger than most of Europe and Asia (minus China) combined, but still, AT&T and Verizon care about profits first and foremost, and they're not about to wait only 7 years to make back the billions they spent on upgrading to LTE... Oh no, we're gonna be stuck at 4G for another decade and a half for sure...

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    Sounds futuristic and awesome

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    5G, like 4G LTE, is really rather useless. That's like buying an iPad 4 and then an iPad mini. Just a waste. It's seriously not something that the US will see until 6G is almost done in China and for iPhone users it'll be around the time of 7G it's just something extra to get idiots to buy a new product.

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    Apple owns that patent too

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