Samsung is already at work on its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 – the company’s next handset which is reportedly designing from scratch. Alleged specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 have surfaced on benchmarking site AnTuTu. Now according to Korean media, it suggests that the Samsung’s next flagship will ship with a Cat.10 LTE modem.
Is Samsung really working on a faster LTE chip of its own which could then be used in the Galaxy S6 Exynos-powered smartphone? Reports on Samsung’s next years device claims that the South Korean manufacturer is developing a tri-band LTE Cat.10 modem for its Exynos chip that would support theoretical data speeds of up to 450Mbps, or significantly higher than the maximum 300Mbps speed of the current LTE Cat.6 standard.
The modem could be arriving with the Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone next year, or on at least integrated with the international variant, which will apparently come with the company’s own Exynos SoC. Qualcomm, on the other hand have already announced that its working on Cat.10 LTE modem, dubbed as the Gobi 9×35 but as per the official specs, it isn’t being used in the Snapdragon 810 chips.
Next comes to the scene would be the South Korean mobile operator LG U+, which is also prepping in development of a tri-band LTE modem that could eventually support expected speeds of 450Mbps. But unfortunately, it is unclear if this new LTE Cat.10 modem will be manufacturered by other company’s or by Samsung itself.
Thus a Galaxy S6 sporting this rumored Samsung-made LTE chipset, might see a limited release though, at least initially – like how this years Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE-A verion made available onlyfor South Korea, a phone that is capable of offering faster LTE speeds on the go.
Samsung however is expected to unveil the Galaxy S6 at some point next year, and the launch plans for it aren’t made available as yet. Stay tuned to TechGiri for more!