Date
19 November 2017
Samsung's vaunted super fast Wi-Fi is expected to be a key feature of its smartphones from next year. Photo: Reuters
Samsung's vaunted super fast Wi-Fi is expected to be a key feature of its smartphones from next year. Photo: Reuters

Samsung has just made Wi-Fi a whole lot faster

The internet just keeps getting faster — and faster.

And now this: South Korean electronics giant Samsung has created a new Wi-Fi standard that is five times faster than current technology.

That means users can zip a 1G movie between devices in less than three seconds and stream uncompressed HD videos in real time, according to The Independent.

Existing Wi-Fi technology can reach transfer speeds greater than 1G per second. By contrast Samsung’s new Wi-Fi can transfer data at 4.3G.

It’s unclear exactly when these speeds might be available to consumers but reports suggest it could be integrated into products “as early as next year”, although these are likely to be low-production prototype models.

The company said it’s planning to use the technology in its TVs, home appliances and medical equipment but it’s in Samsung smartphones where it would surely be most popular.

Samsung’s line-up of mobile devices includes the phablet-sized Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well as the Galaxy Note Edge – a device which features a curved display that wraps around one edge to display basic information like the time and date at all times.

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