Ready for gigabit on your phone? Samsung announces 5G mmWave networking on track for 2020

While some places are still waiting to get their 4G LTE, Samsung has announced they're already working on making 100Mbps cellular internet obsolete with 5G mmWave, a technology that promises to bring gigabit to our phones and tablets. According to Samsung:

5G mobile communications technology is the next generation of the existing 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology. 5G will be capable of providing a ubiquitous Gbps experience to subscribers anywhere and offers data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station.

Gigabit isn't even common on Wi-Fi yet, and Samsung is only aiming to have their 5G tech commercialized by 2020, so no one start holding their breath just yet. A lot of work still needs to get done -- getting phone-sized, power efficient radios made, getting the spectrum for it to run on, making sure it doesn't melt our gadgets into hot, bubbling puddles, you know, the usual stuff -- but it's nice to see it's underway.

Can't wait to download Avengers 3 in 30 seconds on my iPhone 9! How about you?

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