Samsung Electronics has developed core technology that will allow it to deliver high-speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020, the company announced today. The system allows data transmission up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks.
5G mobile communications technology is the next generation of 4G LTE networks tech and can offer data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station. Once 5G networks are commercialized, they will allow users to transmit massive data files, including UHD movies and remote medical services, “practically without limitation,” Samsung claims.
4G connections have gradually become available to consumers around the world since 2008, but many countries, including China, are still working toward launching their LTE networks. Samsung says, however, that its new adaptive array transceiver technology overcomes the limitations that millimeter-wave bands had when transmitting data over long distances. It transmits data in the millimeter-wave band at a frequency of 28 GHz at a speed of up to 1.056 Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometers.
“The millimeter-wave band is the most effective solution to recent surges in wireless Internet usage. Samsung’s recent success in developing the adaptive array transceiver technology has brought us one step closer to the commercialization of 5G mobile communications in the millimeter-wave bands,” said Samsung executive vice president and head of digital medial and communication R&D ChangYeong Kim.
With Samsung Galaxy S4 out, many operators now having sale on previous Galaxy S models. Here we have S2 from Vodafone, which is very capable phone with features which are still pretty good for any demanding user:
Dimensions (mm): 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5
Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9
Operating system: Android Gingerbread 2.3 (with possible upgrade to 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich)
Court rules Apple did not infringe three of Samsung’s patents in latest court battle between the two rivals
Samsung has lost a patent case in the UK after a court ruled technology used in Apple’s phones to send and receive data over 3G network did not infringe three of its patents.
It’s the latest loss to be suffered by Samsung after it last week failed to secure a ban on Apple’s iPhone devices in Japan.
Samsung said in a statement it was disappointed by the court’s decision and is considering whether to file an appeal.
“For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological innovations in the mobile industry, which have been constantly reflected in our products. We will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights,” it added.
Apple is yet to comment.
Last October, Apple lost an appeal at the High Court in London against a ruling that Samsung had not infringed its design rights on its Galaxy Tab computers.
Legal battles between the two companies stretch back over two years when Apple first sued its rival in the US for alleged intellectual property infringements in 2011. Other court cases have taken place in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and South Korea.
There is a rumour that Samsung is soon going to launch another low-range Galaxy product – Galaxy Pocket Neo. Samsung having the widest range of Android smartphones probably wants to target mobile users in emerging economies with this new product.
The Galaxy Pocket Neo comes in 2 versions with and without dual sim option. The Galaxy Pocket Neo features a 3.0” display with QVGA resolution, 2 megapixel camera, bluetooth version 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. The dimension of the device would be 104.95 × 57.8 ×11.8mm. Samsung’s new low-range Galaxy Pocket Neo is 3G ready. The Galaxy Pocket Neo uses GT-S5310 as its model number and the DUOS variant uses GT-S5312.
Samsung wants to bring the Galaxy Pocket Neo in Silver and will be launched before week 20. The Galaxy Pocket Neo would be Samsung’s fourth low-range Android device this year. After the Galaxy Young, Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Star (not announced yet).