If a bunch of latest reports are to be believed, the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S9 could well be the fastest smartphone ever. This is due to the fact that the South Korean giant has recently announced its latest version of the LTE modem designed specifically for its Exynos chipsets. These LTE modems will support a mind-boggling six-carrier aggregation or 6CA, which could make download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps possible in the near future.
As we know, Samsung will have at least one Galaxy S9 variant with the Exynos processors, which are developed and built in-house. You might ask what carrier integration means. Stated simply, it is a means of increasing the download speeds of any device. Using this method, LTE speeds might be increased with the aid of multiple LTE bands ranging across the spectrum simultaneously: this results in the acceleration of bandwidth speeds.
Theoretically, the more bands supported, the faster the data rate will be. A Samsung device with a 1.2Gbps download speed, as the company itself states, will be a very attractive proposal, given what we have heard about the design philosophy of the new device and the steps that Samsung is taking to prevent the losses it incurred in 2016, thanks to exploding batteries. The list of Galaxy S9 features will benefit from these enormously.
To give you a hint of what this means, the current Samsung Galaxy S8 range is the world’s first gigabit phone as the Exynos 9 range of processors offers 5CA. The new Samsung Galaxy S9 could be up to 20 percent faster.
It must be stated that merely having the 6CA tag need not make the upcoming smartphone the fastest ever: the telecom carriers too must switch to 6CA as well. For example, Sprint, one of the USA’s largest telecom players, only offers three carrier integration at the moment. Anyway, since Samsung is planning to start mass production of the new modems by the end of this year, we should see them inside next year’s flagship range. Assuming that it does not interfere with the Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, that is.