Samsung Galaxy S9 Achieves a New Milestone – Achieves More Than 1Gbps Download Speeds in the Latest Real-World Test Results
While the 5G is still in its nascence, the Australian leading telco, Telstra, is breaking records on its 4G networks already and with a little help from the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, the Snapdragon X20 Gigabit modem has managed to reach a record maximum download speed.
1,03Gbps Was Reached Courtesy of the Galaxy S9 on the Telstra Network – Real-life Speeds Will Naturally Be Less Than What Was Achieved
According to Kevin Teoh, the Head of Mobile at Telstra, he said:
“This is the first time in Australia that speeds in excess of 1Gbps have been demonstrated on a commercial network with a commercial smartphone.”
Even though Telstra has cracked the Gigabit LTE speed barrier, the real-life usage will more than likely be lower than 1Gbps. The company said that customers with phones which support high-speed LTE standards can expect to experience speeds ranging between 5Mbps to 300Mbps on its 4GX network.
However, the upper ranges only apply to areas covered by Telstra’s gigabit-enabled network, particularly the central business districts of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane. Perth is next on the list, with deployment underway.
Mr. Teoh also said the following regarding the evolving of ultra-fast connectivity speeds on smartphones.
“Cracking the magic gigabit mark on smartphones is an exciting milestone. As smartphones evolve and we move into the 5G era there will be a new raft of sophisticated features that are enabled by reliably fast data speeds. High-quality augmented reality, virtual personal assistants that anticipate needs and virtual doctors that monitor vital signs are just some of the technologies that are on the horizon.”
Telstra plans to increase 4G speeds to 2Gbps in selected high traffic areas in the future. However, we will have to wait for the Snapdragon 855 that features the embedded X24 modem to experience such speeds. For now, full props to Galaxy S9 for achieving a new record.