Eat my dust, Samsung: Qualcomm reveals a breathtaking 1Gbps X16 LTE radio modem
1. Wiencon (Posts: 1816; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)
Wow just what I needed for my 500MB data plan
6. TerryTerius (Posts: 1587; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
I mean yeah, but what is more fun than blowing your data in a half a second and waiting an entire month to get that thrill all over again?
14. vuyonc (Posts: 992; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
1 Gb/s (gigabits, not gigabytes [GB]) would chow the data plan in about 4 seconds.
Even in the real world when it's a little slower, YouTube could automatically choose 4K quality on videos without you noticing and rekt your data :/
21. joeytaylor (Posts: 419; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
Oh I am. ....you should invite me sometime
23. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)
No you have restrictor in settings on mobile utub..
"play hd over wifi only" don't forget that..
22. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)
USA manufs. are such pathetic .. They only wants race like 10 year old boy kiddos..
They think whrn something is faster is better.. No not anymore.. Exactly you can stick that speed in your back.. Or tell all mobile OPs to provide unlimited internet for free
Then you can show off with this pointles stuff...
35. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Yeah, f*** them for advancing technology amirite?
2. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
who cares? NO network provider can provide such speed at this time(or even near future) so this means nothing.
4. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
just going to say the same thing. Not only that but even if providers did match this speed, caps and cost would immediately kill it.
5. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
note! I don`t mind the technology and future proofing but this is like having a 8K TV that no one can get anything out of until the suroundings keep up. I would rather they take a look at more energy efficient LTE modems instead.
39. miketer (Posts: 136; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)
Not the surrounding, but your eye should keep up, in fact the eye of the while human race.
12. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
This will always give a reason to improve the network.
38. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
you are correct although I think its just to soon for these kind of speeds.. I hope your right tough.
13. Carlitos (Posts: 500; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Apparently South Korea and Sweden offer speeds this fast
37. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
not in Sweden(I live there) but they say it will "maybe" be ready this year, the fastest avg is TRE with 13.9Mbit/s..thats not even close to 1Gbit.. I don`t know about S korea but I highly doubt it can handle 1Gbit even if it supposed to handle 1Gbit i never will..I think is just to early for these speeds IMO
15. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
So companies should stop innovating then?
36. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)
read again. im all for it just by the time the have installed all the HW this modem will have yet another update and the phone
/tablet its in is old.
50. ph00ny (Posts: 1197; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Exactly. Only country that actually is rolling super quick LTE service is probably korea where samsung releases their special high speed LTE devices. So in that regard, who's eating whose dust?
7. Jairus24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
Now I can spend my limited 3GB data volume in under 5 minutes, thanks Qualcomm. /s
25. Jairus24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
It's a sarcasm "/s" because no carrier right now can provide that kind of insane speed on mobile.
24. Jairus24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
I said "in under 5 minutes" because I'm not sure so my statement is valid.
8. leotrim (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)
take it easy phonearena however Samsung is building qualcomm chips :P
26. Bernoulli (Posts: 3799; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Better hop on unlimited before it's gone!
27. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Did Qualcomm move to Texas? Thought they were in San Diego.
30. lpratas (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
You Phonearena are nacionalists fanatics. How dare you in provoke Samsung and their consumers?!!! Samsung is that manufactures the Qualcomm chipsets and you talk like that?
31. lpratas (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I'm seeing that this site is a USA products propaganda site and disdain and devalue the foreign products specially the Samsung and in general the South Korean products.
51. chenski (Posts: 363; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)
Really? Throughout last year i could swear 'samsungarena' was this site's real name
33. Kumar123 (limited) (Posts: 559; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)
Love the title. Good Job writer.
41. tomn1ce (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
Hopefully by then I still have my unlimited data plan on verizon :-)
42. Macready (Posts: 859; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)
". Given that Apple always try to keep the iPhone at the forefront of LTE connectivity - the iPhone 6s supports a record number of bands"
Uh, they are usually behind when it comes to speed of the modems. In fact, up until the 6S, iPhones didn't even support LTE (or 4G+ for example) in many countries where other brands had been for years (literally).
43. flavius22 (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)
We dont even have proper 4g by definition
44. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
And with what CPU will they team this up? A Cortex A57? Hmmmm... what's that smoke coming out of my pants... Oh god, my balls are on fi.... oh, it's just a "push notification" telling me my data-plan has been sucked up. :-/
46. JMartin22 (Posts: 1937; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Networks here in the US are running on cat. 1/2 speeds. This modem will never be used to its advertised potential in its commercial lifetime. They need to focus more on radio efficiency so we get more comparable longevity performance to Wi-Fi.
47. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)
Am I the only one that uses their phone as a mobile router? This would be fantastic for in home networking and streaming through a mobile device, wouldn't it?
48. Beastmode1 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)
Wasnt samsung doing tests like these like a long time ago ? Plus why is every one complaining about the speed increase like cry babies it be amazing to have LTE or 5G w.e this fast I live in the UK and iam on an unlimited plan to i guess that helps too haha