With all the talk about Galaxy S8 and LG G6, you probably didn’t think about the internals present in Galaxy S9 and LG G7 now did you? Well turns out that according to the latest rumor, both devices are expected to cross a very important milestone when it comes to wireless connectivity.
Both Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 Are Expected to Feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 – Will Become The First Smartphones Sporting the 5G Modem
According to sources close to the matter, both Galaxy S9 and LG G7 are rumored to feature the Snapdragon X50 5G modem when they are announced next year. Both devices will hit the shelves during the first half of 2018, which is in line with their schedule and the MWC 2018 trade show. According to the latest report, Korean and foreign telecommunication carriers and network equipment producers have intensified telecommunication speed competition with 5G network technology.
That’s where the existence of Qualcomm and its 5G modem chipset X50 comes in. The technology is based on technological standards of Korea’s KT and America’s Verizon and in the future, it will be incorporated inside smartphone application processors like they have been doing for a long time. Unfortunately, Snapdragon 830 is not going to feature the 5G modem, so you’ll have to wait an extra bit for that.
As for the download speeds, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and LG G7 sporting the new X50 5G Modem will be able to support unprecedented download speeds of up to 5Gbps. Keep clear about the fact that this is the maximum theoretical download speeds of the 5G modem, and that it will depend on the carrier concerning the download speeds you will be able to experience. However, just for the sake of comparison, the X50 5G modem will be able to download a 1.5GB film within 2-3 seconds if the download speeds are operating at their maximum possible speeds.
If you want to get to know more information about the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, as well as the sort of wireless connectivity performance that you can expect from the Galaxy S9 and LG G7, the video has been given below for your perusal. However, remember to take this rumor with a grain of salt, at least until we get our hands on more information.