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Samsung Galaxy S8's Gigabit LTE Speeds Is An Envy Of Every US Carrier

By Angelie Jill , Apr 03, 2017 08:05 AM EDT
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Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 line of smartphones will be the first to hit close to gigabit-per-second download speeds on T-Mobile's new mobile network according to a recent report on Wednesday. Samsung's new flagship smartphones, unveiled at an event in New York City, include Qualcomm's latest chipsets that are compatible with gigabit speeds on 4G LTE networks.

According to a source, T-Mobile said it utilizes additional technology, which includes the capability for a smartphone to transmit over several different spectrum bands all at once, known as carrier aggregation, in hundreds of major cities to allow the gigabit speed. This is largely possible due to the Snapdragon 835 chip that holds the latest Qualcomm X16 LTE modem capable of hitting gigabit speeds. Samsung had also revealed in a recent report that the Exynos 8895 is also capable of hitting gigabit speeds. Moreover, the Samsung S8 is also one of the first smartphones to support T-Mobile's new Band 66, which brings the carrier more room to combine spectrum. Also, it is the first to support LTE-U and potentially LAA new technologies being utilized by T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, to advance LTE speeds in crowded urban and as well as indoor areas.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Design, Specs, And Features

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD and Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Galaxy S8 is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC in the US, and Exynos 8895 SoC for international, both are packed with massive of 4GB of RAM and with 64GB inbuilt storage, supports expandable storage via microSD card up to 256GB. More so, the Galaxy S8 will come with a set of pre-installed apps that will work with an AI Assistant, Bixby. Also, Samsung also finally introduced the Samsung DeX, a Microsoft Continuum-like feature that can transform as a PC.

           

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