Samsung and Broadcom Partner to Deliver the World's First Wi-Fi 6 Smartphone

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By Andrew Zignani | 1Q 2019 | IN-5412


Samsung Galaxy S10 is the World's First Wi-Fi 6 Smartphone


Avoiding being drowned out in the tidal wave of MWC 2019 announcements, Samsung has confirmed the recent rumors that their latest Galaxy device, the Samsung Galaxy S10, will be the first in the world to come equipped with Wi-Fi 6 technology. The smartphone will be powered by Broadcom’s BCM4375 chipset, a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 combo chip capable of supporting up to 1.43 Gbps data rates. The move represents another landmark in the roll out of Wi-Fi 6 technology following growing traction in networking devices at CES 2019.

Flagships to Lead the Way


Samsung’s decision to adopt the technology in its new flagship Galaxy S10 models is key for a number of reasons. Firstly, Samsung’s Galaxy models are high volume devices, accounting for a significant portion of Samsung’s greater than 300 million annual unit shipments over the last few years. The move further highlights ABI Research’s expectation that smartphones will drive the Wi-Fi 6 market …

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