A new generation of 4G LTE is here, and boy, is it fast. LTE connections are getting better and better, but no matter how good your carrier is, you probably aren’t hitting the same speeds the new Samsung Galaxy S8 is on T-Mobile.
In a new video, T-Mobile demonstrates just how fast its new gigabit connection is on the Galaxy S8 — speeds flirted with a massive 1Gbps. Sure, you probably won’t hit those kinds of speeds in real life — but the fact is that this is a pretty significant jump in mobile data speeds.
All of this is made possible by the Galaxy S8’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, which comes with Qualcomm’s latest X16 LTE modem. That modem is capable of handling new gigabit LTE data speeds — but that obviously also requires gigabit LTE from your carrier.
“You know what happens when you combine the most advanced LTE network in the country with Samsung’s most powerful phone ever? An entire industry has to redefine the word ‘fast.’” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, in a statement.
It’s important to note that T-Mobile’s gigabit LTE connection isn’t available to the public just yet. The test seen in the video was conducted in T-Mobile’s Bellevue, Washington, lab.
The fact that we’re seeing the new internet speeds now is no coincidence — the
Check out the video of the
- Samsung Galaxy A71 5G review: Don’t call it a budget phone
- Lenovo Flex 5G review: A murky glimpse into the laptop’s future
- Google Pixel 4a vs. Samsung Galaxy A51: Battle of the budgets
- Old phones will stop working with AT&T and T-Mobile. Here’s what to do about it
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra