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New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ software update brings Verizon Gigabit Class LTE support

New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ software update brings Verizon Gigabit Class LTE support
Not long after updating the Moto Z2 Force with support for Gigabit Class LTE, Verizon Wireless is now ready to push a similar update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. In fact, according to Droid-life, some Verizon Galaxy S8 owners have already received the update.

 

Reportedly, the new software build that Verizon's Galaxy S8 is receiving is G950USQU2BQK5, while the new build number for the Galaxy S8+ is G955USQU2BQK5 - as the screenshot on the left is showing. In addition to support for Gigabit Class LTE, the update brings the latest (November) security patch to the two smartphones.

 

Now, Verizon has not launched its Gigabit Class LTE service yet, but it says that the upgraded network should go live before the end of 2017 - which is only three weeks away.

 

Thanks to Gigabit Class LTE, owners of compatible mobile devices will be able to enjoy download speeds of up to 1 Gb per second (at least in theory). Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ support such crazy download speeds thanks to the Snapdragon 835 chipset and its integrated X16 LTE modem - the fastest Qualcomm-made 4G modem currently available. Now that Verizon is making sure the two handsets support Gigabit Class LTE from a software point of view, too, all that's left is for the carrier to launch its faster network.   

 

If you own a Verizon Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, have you received this new software update from Verizon?

 

sources: Droid-life, Verizon support pages: Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ (not yet updated) 

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