We all know Samsung invests a lot of money in research and development. And with these billions of dollars, the company makes sure that it stays ahead of its competitors.
Today, the South Korean giant made an interesting announcement which will surely change the way and the speed at which we transfer data wirelessly. The company said in an e-mail statement that it has developed a faster and better Wi-Fi technology which will be able to transfer data five times the speed possible by current consumer devices.
In practical terms, this means that the new 60Ghz Wi-Fi technology will allow you to transfer a 1GB movie in less than three seconds. Further, with these speeds, you could stream uncompressed high definition videos in real time, taking the technology to a whole new level.
While recent Wi-Fi standards have drastically improved the data transfer speeds between devices theoretically, the actual speeds that you get are much less than the stated one. The exiting bands at which the technology works is prone to a number of resistances like walls, other electronic devices etc., which eventually decreases your real data speed.
However, with this new 60Ghz Wi-Fi, Samsung claims that your actual speeds match the theoretical speeds. So, now you should get mind boggling speeds with this new Wi-Fi. The company says that the technology allows data speeds up to 4.6 Gigabits per second, which is five times faster than current maximum speed which comes to around 866 Megabits per second.
“Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization” of the 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology, Kim Chang Yong, the head of a Samsung R&D center, said in a statement “New and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi.”
The announcement comes at a time when Samsung isn’t doing so well. The company said last week that it expects operating profits to fall by 60 percent in the upcoming financials. This was mainly due to the slump in the smartphone market and the increased competition from Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Lenovo in emerging markets like China and India.
In spite of the slump, the company reported that its semi-conductor business is doing quite well. Considering the growth possibility in this sector, the company is reportedly investing about $14.5 billion in a semi-conductor chip production plant in Seoul.
With this new 60Ghz Wi-Fi expected to commercialize by next year, we may see products with this fast Wi-Fi standards pretty soon.
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