Samsung develops 5G mobile networking

Samsung 5G

In the UK, we may only just be experiencing the beginnings of 4G networking, but South Korean mobile manufacturer, Samsung, has this week revealed that it is already well on the way to perfecting 5G technology.

With 4G data speeds at the moment you can achieve between 10Mbps and 20Mbps downloads when you are out and about, but 5G completely blows this out of the water, at least in lab tests.

Samsung told the Wall Street Journal, that its 5G connectivity will be able to deliver data speeds of 10Gbps, or gigabits per second.

This means you could easily stream a 4K Ultra HD movie direct to your handset without any need for buffering, at least in ideal circumstances.

Samsung even suggests that this could be used for the distribution of remote medical services in the future.

We will not be seeing 5G connectivity available commercially until the end of the decade, so there is still quite a way to go before consumers can actually use it. But by this point, the big increase in download speeds will be a boon.

For now, smartphone fans will have to make do with 4G-ready devices like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

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