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Think 4G is fast? We haven’t seen anything yet! Check out the latest technology that Samsung’s working on.

Today[tweet_dis]Samsung has revealed that it’s achieved the fastest speeds ever in its most recent 5G trials[/tweet_dis]- in fact, the tech giant reported speeds of 7.5Gbps in testing, which is about 30 times faster than the average 4G connections people have access to now.

samsung 5G testing

This comes just one day after Samsung revealed it’s working on super-fast Wi-Fi for devices launching as soon as 2015 – Wi-Fi that would actually be five times faster than that which is already available.

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It’s all looking seriously impressive

The impressive speeds should be fairly reliable too. Samsung claims it has been able to maintain a stable 1.2Gbps data connection even while travelling at around 100km an hour, and that’s still a fast connection.

lightning speed 5G

Testing is all part of the development of Samsung’s own new millimetre wave technology, which should be able to counter the short communication range experienced on the frequency of the 28GHz network it’s using. Essentially, this means we should experience faster, more reliable mobile data speeds than ever before if they get this all right.

How long will we have to wait to experience super-fast 5G?

It looks like we still have a while to wait until these speeds become a reality though. Networks still need to get access to the spectrum required to provide 5G and the standard hasn’t even been ratified.


We’re hopeful that the rollout is faster than 4G though – EE and O2 were the first networks to offer that in the UK, and it still took its time to really take off.

Would you switch to 5G for Samsung if these speeds really can be achieved?! Let us know by tweeting us or having a chat on our Facebook wall. You can catch more technology news right here too. Main image via Pocketlint.

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