This is the 5G city of the future, according to Samsung


We are on the verge of the 5G network revolution, but it won't be televised, as there won't be grand download speed increases compared to what current LTE networks are capable of, at least in the initial 5G iteration. The new standard mostly brings latency and load distribution upgrades, meaning that you can hook up many more connected devices on the same tower with minimal impact.

When it comes to speeds, though... those theoretical 20Gbps can only be hit in lab conditions with frequencies that aren't widespread, whereas the more realistic scenarios are derived from Qualcomm's real-life 5G testing earlier this year that returned 490Mbps for the median user. 

Well, there are phones on the market that can hit 1Gbps+ already, and with current commercial networks at that, like the Galaxy S9 or LG G7, for instance. Still, 5G is the future, and Samsung just outed a promo video for the next big era in mobile, detailing what the city of the future will look like with all that connectivity.

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3 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If they coupled that jaywalking tech with facial recognition, I’ll be getting all sorts of fines

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1306; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

490Mbps average is what we're supposed to be getting as of 2 years ago yet most don't. Those average speeds are mostly useless anyways since we don't get the data allotment to actually take advantage of them. Maybe 6G will be better.

3. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 178; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

They better not be citing speeding tickets with 5G

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