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Samsung Galaxy S8 Offers Blazing Fast 'Gigabit Class' Internet

Apr 03, 2017 05:07 AM EDT

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A view of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 at its Samsung launch event, March 29, 2017 in New York City.
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Samsung's new smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has already created a lot of ripples in the technological world owing to its stunning features. Another new revelation ensures that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to give its users probably the fastest attainable speed while surfing the internet.  

According to Cnet, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first phone having the "Snapdragon 835" processor. Reportedly, it is the fastest processor made by Qualcomm, which has the ability to connect to the latest "Gigabit LTE" class wireless speed. The Gigabit LTE class speed is the benchmark that every US carrier has set their eyes on.

As per the experts, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the first Smartphone to attain network speed of 300 megabits per second. Apart from faster browsing, Gigabit LTE will also provide new services like live 360-degree video streaming for virtual reality and Google's "instant app" vision, which enables programs to load immediately like a website. Videos and images stored in cloud location can also be opened instantly, as the connection speed is faster than reading memory card installed in the device.

According to Geek Wire, US carrier company T-Mobile has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be able to attain Gigabit LTE class speed on its network. It will mean that the user can download a two-hour long movie within 15 seconds. T-Mobile has been recently looking to provide its users with unlimited data plans and has said that the faster speeds will not come at any extra charge for the customers.

The combination of three technologies is behind the power that drives Samsung Galaxy S8's LTE speeds, namely the 4X4 MIMO, carrier aggregation and 256 QAM. 4X4 MIMO uses four antennae for transferring data simultaneously, while carrier aggregation combines various spectrums of different bandwidths in one transfer. 256 QAM is a modulation of a higher order, enabling more data to be transferred in a single session.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, just like its predecessor S7, is likely to support all the three technologies, enabling its users to attain Gigabit LTE speeds. Besides, experts say that this is the first device having the capability to use the unlicensed LTE-U spectrum generally used by dual-band Wi-Fi routers. It also has the ability to access T-Mobile's new AWS-3 spectrum, say experts.  

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