Carrier chief: Get ready for a Samsung 5G phone, as 'preparations' are in play

Carrier chief: Get ready for a Samsung 5G phone, as 'preparations' are in play
Prompted by a question about Huawei's newest 5G cellular modem, announced at the MWC expo the other day, the CTO of SK Telecom Park Jin-hyo answered mysteriously that "Huawei excels in its technologies…While Samsung may not say much, it has also been making a lot of preparations," and added "It is not so far for Samsung either in coming up with a 5G device."

The fact that the telco's CTO didn't budge when confronted with Huawei's announcement shows how certain he is that Samsung is working on a 5G handset i its own turn. We'd wager to guess that this will be the Galaxy S10, or whatever Samsung decides to call it, as Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 855 is heavily rumored to sport its newly-announced X24 modem with pre-5G 2Gbps download speeds, and 7nm production technology. Samsung also showcased its own 5G modem at CES back in January, with up to 5Gbps speeds, and backward compatibility with 4G LTE.

Moreover, the press release about Samsung's new S3 factory last week, said that it will be the go-to foundry for Qualcomm's 5G Snapdragon chipsets that will be soldered en masse early next year. This can only mean that the first 855 client might very well be Samsung with the S10 puppy, but, if the next big Snapdragon chipset introduces 5G support, then all major phones with it will offer blazing fast download speeds next year as well.

source: Korea Herald

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5 Comments

1. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Think about how involved Samsung already is with 5G and all of its partner companies. The S10 coming with 5G will surprise no one who knows whats going on in the tech world. This phone may be one of the biggest upgrades on the Galaxy S line ever.

2. j_grouchy

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Sheesh...pretty soon my phone will have a better, faster connection than my computer.

3. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Yep, I'll be tethering my desktop to my phone soon

4. gamehead unregistered

Cant believe 5G is upon us

5. YeaSure

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 28, 2018

Going to blow through so much data with 5G...

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