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Samsung announces 2020 goal for 5G, hits 1Gbps in tests

0. phoneArena 12 May 2013, 13:38 posted on

Tech firms are always looking ahead and while 4G LTE is all the rage these days, Korean giant Samsung has announced that 5G will be ready by 2020; In tests, Samsung was able to hit 1Gbps speed, but it required 64 antennas to hit that mark. The tech giant conducted the test over the 28GHz waveband and was able to exchange real-time signals during the test...

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posted on 12 May 2013, 16:23 3

37. roldefol (Posts: 3338; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

...and Verizon will still charge us $10/GB.

posted on 12 May 2013, 16:51 3

40. Taters (Posts: 5023; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

2020 is kind of long no? If Samsung really wants to take it to the haters they should go for something like 2016, more coverage/towers than LTE, exclusive to Samsung products. Of course this isn't feasible on their own. But if they take those billions in marketing and put it into building towers instead and team up Google and Intel they might be able to pull off something that ambitious.

posted on 12 May 2013, 18:20

47. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

No....for all sorts of reasons

posted on 12 May 2013, 18:21

48. tiara6918 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I've even heard on tv that 5g can download two full hd movies in one second. Wow Samsung!keep it up! But 2020 is so far away...

posted on 12 May 2013, 18:28

49. RGreen (Posts: 62; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)

Nice got to love it

posted on 12 May 2013, 18:55 3

50. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

So if Sammy is expecting it by 2020, appfail should have it by 2022 at the earliest XD

posted on 12 May 2013, 19:57 1

52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9880; Member since: 14 May 2012)

You're giving them too much credit. 2050 sounds a lot better.

posted on 12 May 2013, 20:02 1

53. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 744; Member since: 11 May 2013)

It is better to see this coming than hearing such news in 2020 (5g coming in 2027) where circumstances need such..
Great job samsung

posted on 12 May 2013, 22:45 1

56. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)

bu bu but 3GB monthly caps.....

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