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Samsung achieves download speeds of 7.5 Gbps in super-fast 5G test

The world is currently rolling out 4G, but already some parties are looking at what 5G could bring to consumers. Samsung has been testing out its own infrastructure for the next generation of wireless and the company has been able to achieve jaw-dropping data transfer speeds using high frequency signal.

Samsung has reported speeds of up to 7.5Gbps (940MB per second) stationary and approximately 1.2Gbps (150MB per second) while travelling around a race track at 100km/h (testing the environment that sees consumers on moving vehicles). Being able to download almost a full gigabyte of data per second on a mobile connection really is something special.

ChangYeong Kim, Head of DMC R&D Center at Samsung Electronics, commented on the developments:

We will continue to build upon these milestones and develop advanced technologies that contribute to the 5G standard. In addition to leveraging our own global R&D capabilities, we will also continue to cooperate with other industry leaders and research centers across the world. Whether you are talking about mobile devices, the cloud, or the Internet of Things, the demand for 5G telecommunications standard and its supporting technologies will continue to grow.

The company notes that the high frequency 28GHz signal utilized in testing enables the team to achieve said download speed figures. Hybrid Adaptive Array Technology was also deployed, which uses millimeter wave frequency bands to enable the use of higher frequencies over greater distances, essentially boosting the signal range and making the 5G test possible.

Of course, Samsung is merely testing equipment and speeds are likely to alter when the technology eventually hits market.

Source: Samsung

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

117 Comments
  • Seems faster
  • Haha
  • Yes,,Now 'Seems Faster' is what exactly comes to our minds!!
  • Seems Faster? LAME. It's really FASTER :v or there is no point
  • Very appropriate.
  • Hahaha! Now that's the right comment for the article.
  • It is faster
  • Actually, it's fast
  • Perfect one lol
  • What's the point in saying its 7.5gbps if its really less than 1 gbps?
  • 7.5 gigabits not bytes. Less than 1 gigabyte but 7.5 gigabits.
  • Oh ok. So its sorta misleading then in a way how they tout some of these numbers if you don't pay attention to what they're really saying.
  • Not misleading because they didn't say GBps but they said Gbps. Maybe they should layout the difference but since this article specifically stated that 7.5 Gb is 940MB, I don't see the problem. In essence 1 byte = 8 bits.
  • It is 7.5 Gbps(gigabits per sec) and not GBps...divide it by 8 and you'll get around .94GBps which is 940MBps
  • Indeed it is
  • Samsung has done that.... So what's Microsoft doing
  • Does it really matter? Tell that to me when they decide to offer more than 10GB a month at reasonable price
  • Thats the point! It doesn't make any sense, even 4g is too fast
  • Nothing is so fast until it blend
  • You forgot to realise that it means you can download HD movies in under a second with that or blu ray movies in 10 seconds.....seems like its an ideal speed ;-)
  • No you wont. For me, it will take something like 0.3 seconds at full speed to burn my monthly data.... So instead of making things faster, they should assure a higher bandwith when reached the limit...
  • As long as you don't do any more then you do now you won't go over. You will simply get your content faster and move on with your day.
  • I think since I have 4g my data blows up sooner. And i suspect its the high speed. When for example, there are auto-play movies or ads, or youtube videos are fully downloaded before you realize that's what you really want to see without having time to skip
  • While your logic is sound, it's not practical.  Wireless carriers know that getting things faster means you can get more (and thus charge more for overage).  That's why they've been pushing for faster networks as fast as they can implement them.  Conversly, even their territory reps have been cautioning salespeople like me to accurately qualify new customers and warn them of expected increases in usage since the 2G -> 3G days.
  • Couldn't agree more Andrea.
  • Yup I also see it as pointless. If I had those speeds on tmobile then awesome. But for everyone else pointless... ATT would promote the hell out of it then take your house at the end of the month because of overages...
  • It totally matters. How many people get screwed over with crappy/no internet access because they are in a rural location, or because their local incumbent provider has no competition and incentive to improve? All those companies will bitch and moan about how expensive it is to run new cables for the "last mile". But someday wireless technology will be good enough to replace wired connections, and this is an important step in that direction. I sincerely hope I get to dance on Comcast's grave sometime in my lifetime.
  • Now all we need is something to download. An update to wp8.1 maybe? Oh wait...
  • 8.1 Update 2??
  • We need more torrents! Lol
  • Now we can download Dota 2 on our phones lol!
  • More HDD and SSD as well, because its gonna be a festival. Lol
  • 7.5 Gbps? Wow I can top out my monthly data in less than half a second.
  • Less than ¼.
  • Who is Samsung? Is he the singer?
  • Nope. It's kind of food. Like pizza but without anything on it
  • He's your neighbour who's been messing with your wife and gf :) ;)
  • "and" ?
  • Yes, "and" because he has both
  • Yup, he's an elder brother to Justin Bieber.
  • He is a floating panda
  • No, he's the sunger. (no typo)
  • Its what comes out of a dog's backside lol
  • He's Rick Roll's son!
  • I'm wondering how could someone download a full GB in a second if his Flash storage write speed is much much lower?
  • Maybe it's time we don't have to worry about downloading but worrying about copying
  • Class 17 SD cards.
  • Even Class 99 cards won't do that.
  • You can't say that.. 2G to 5G difference is so huge, maybe class 10 to class 15 would be similar..
  • Phones' internal storage can't even hit those reading/writing speeds. Hell, only SSDs on desktop running on PCI-Express barely got to the 1 GB/s speeds. It will be some time until phone CPUs will be able to process data that fast.
  • I wrote exactly the same before you
  • Snapdragon 850 CPU can handle this , after some years ..
  • @mjyumping No Samsung is the granddad of a family named as GALAXY..;)
  • If you're aware of it you can directly reply to someone. After all it's not twitter ;)
  • After all, you mean?
  • Yeah! That was a typo :/
  • Sorry mate.. sort of new here..
  • Nice one!!!
  • Meanwhile data plan is still sucks and expensive.
  • 5G it seems... & I'm still struggling to find proper 3G network & when I do, I start my struggle of locating the nearest socket to charge my phone !! 
  • Hahahaha very funny
  • Are you a secret wall hugging iphone user?
  • Nah... An exhibitionistic L520 user from India.
  • A lot of juice......
  • That is what i was thinking. Imagine the battery. Thinking back to 1st Gen where it needed it's own briefcase
  • No weezing the juice!!
  • Here in Brasil we don´t even dream about speeds like that. The structure is poor and the carrier´s data plans are too expensives.
  • brofist from Indonesia
  • Brofist from Mumbai, India as well.
  • Hello 4K video!
  • I'll be happy with this! If wp can support openvpn I'll be happier still!!!
  • Yeah, I've been wanting heartbleed also!
  • Here in India even the 3g is still not affordable then about 5g
  • In Malaysia, we get the same amount quota for 4g plan. 1gb quota for 4g plan. 5g for 1gb quota plan? The quota will be finished within seconds
  • Would 5G not work for 4K to be used easier on mobile devices out of curiosity????
  • World is currently rolling out 4G but India Currently rolling out 3G.... He he he
  • It's bigger than bigger!
  • And its availability will be... Coming soon.
  • yay, even more expensive
  • Let us know when it is usable. Not now...
  • Uhh what about the radiation?
  • I will not be surprised if our brain will fry after this.  The question is not how fast? But how much?
  • Right now you pay for 500mb lte allnet flat about 30-40€ and The 2gig lte Version costs about 59€ So now Level it up... 70-80€ at least just for 5G
  • A lot of companies are trying to deliver 5G around the year 2020 so we can get something really better: wordwide compatible, fast but more power effective. I wonder why samsung doesn't want to be a part of that group... Are they trying to be the black sheep of the Galaxy??
  • Badass ! And my contracts price will grow from 50$ per month ( cause of 4G ) up to idk 70-90$ ?? Wtf
  • Nice to see development going forward. Ericsson tested a 5G network on the 15GHz band earlier this year, reaching 5Gbps, and Nokia Networks is planning to build a test 5G network in northern finland later this year/early next year, and both Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent is also working on 5G. We're still years and years away from 5G though, early 2020s is when the technology is supposed to be ready. It will be really interesting to see how the manufacturers solve the problems with high power requirements and low range that comes with using these frequencies.
  • True
  • Funny comments everywhere,well 5G seems faster hahah
  • Haha 5G Can't wait.
  • Seems faster
  • and here in Indonesia, when we get 4G country-wide, the developed countries would probably have used 6G
  • 5G? How about finish deploying LTE
  • Maybe Verizon is waiting for this so they can rollout cyan to the Icon...
  • Samsung really did a great job there. I am sure there will be more improvements whene it launches. Technology needs advancements.
  • and 5 years later Microsoft announces it....
  • Microsoft Research is currently working on teleportation and time travelling.
  • +1520
  • Problem: Microsoft Research always develops these amazing new technologies, then lets competitors beat them to market, and/or they release something, then let it die until someone else picks it up and makes is successful. :/
  • lol good one :D
  • Hahaha, i wud like to hack and grab the Samsung's sensitive data :p
  • I guess I shoudnt care because first of all my phone wouldn't support it when it becomes available and even if it supports my wallet wouldn't support it
  • 1GB/s........................
  • Can't wait for 5g initial release we should be given timely plans instead of Mb limited ones!
  • All the providers will soon eventually drop 4g LTE and go 5g so it has to be an affordable option
  • Well it will be a few years before 5G is standardised and a few years of bickering by all the carriers & broadband providers (I.e BT, Virgin) to decide who gets what spectrum wise, by the time that is resolved a decade would have passed lol. Then you have the roll out stage which will also take a number of years. As 4g is still being rolled out nationwide.
  • It depends on the country. In Australia we've had 4G (on Telstra) since the end of 2011. All carriers offered 4G around the end of 2012/start of 2013. Of course there weren't many 4G handsets then!
  • fucking speed
  • Wow
  • Like the carriers would actually want to improve speed and infrastructure. They "don't want to go to fast"!
    //
    However, is is exciting! Glad to see the realization of 5G.
  • All I'm thinking about is brain tumors and cancer.....
  • Yay I will soon be able to waste all of my data in 10 seconds!!!!!!!
  • +AT&T
  • Just any of these inventations we wont see it the US or North America until Korea has had for years. That will be because of instructure, cost, and the old guard telecommucation companies. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Don't higher frequencies do a poorer job of penetrating buildings, trees and other obstructions? Doesn't matter how fast my data connection is if it goes dead the second I walk under an overhang. :/
  • Apple will take them to court for "using their patents"
  • It seems the device gonna burn if it download with 940MB per sec , the device hardware must be superior in cooling technology
  • I was feeling happy before few days when i got 1mbps