Galaxy S9 (or whatever it ends up being called), or at least in terms of LTE speeds potential, as Qualcomm announced its next-generation X20 LTE modem, which supports speeds up to a whopping 1.2 Gbps, and there's been some indication that it's going to make its way to the company's next high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset. Or in other words, Samsung seemed to be falling behind.And we thought this might me the case with next year's
However, the South Korean giant has recently announced its own top-tier modem, capable of the same Category 18 speeds as its Qualcomm-produced counterpart. And since this is undoubtedly destined for the next top-tier Exynos chipset, this should be great news for non-U.S. Samsung fans, as it means there won't be feature disparity between models — at least when it comes to LTE speeds, that is.
But new technology aside, this won't really matter to the end consumer, as real-life performance will not be impacted much, if at all. That is, while potentially supporting higher speeds is fine, it also relies on carriers actually supplying them, which more often than not is quite a tall order.