Samsung is working on a 60GHz Wi-Fi that will increase download speeds by five times, bringing the downloads of up to 575MB per second.
Currently, we are limited on dual-band allowing 866Mbps which equates to around 108MB per second, but Samsung says the new 60GHz Wi-Fi technology would take three seconds to transfer a 1GB video file.
“Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology, and looks forward to commercializing this breakthrough technology,” said Kim Chang Yong, Head of DMC R&D Center of Samsung Electronics.
“New and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi technology.”
Samsung’s 60GHz Wi-Fi technology eliminates the co-channel interference, as a result the maximum speed is maintained regardless of the number of devices using the same network.
According to the company, the commercialization should begin early in 2015, and we can expect new devices and routers that work with them to start arriving later that year.
The company also hinted the launch of next Galaxy flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S6, as it said the Galaxy S6 will hopefully feature this new Wi-Fi connectivity as it’s big draw.