The Galaxy S9 LTE speed is 42% faster than the competition

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are the fastest smartphones on the market, with download speeds that are up to 42% faster than the closest competitor’s newest devices, according to Ookla, a leading mobile data speed analyst.

To get into those fast lanes, and to get the most out of the wireless service they’re already paying for, consumers need phones with the most innovative technology, like the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus’s CAT 18 LTE modem, which supports network speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps.

Ookla’s Speedtest results found that consumers experience drastically different download speeds, on the same carrier, depending on which device they’re using. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have download speeds that are 37% faster than the Apple iPhone X, 17% faster than the Google Pixel 2 and 38% faster than the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Samsung sold more than 1 million units of the Galaxy S9 smartphones in South Korea

“This summer, consumers are going to be on the road, at the beach, and relying on their phones more than ever, but without the latest and fastest network technology that’s available in the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, their phones may quite literally slow them down,” said Justin Denison, Senior Vice President, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “At Samsung, we’re constantly innovating and developing products that set the new standard for the industry. Our Galaxy owners never need to worry about whether they’re getting the best possible experience from their phone.”

Besides offering the latest chips and record-breaking Internet speeds, the two flagships are also being advertised as the ultimate mobile photography tools, in part due to their variable-aperture lenses meant to make the most out of all lighting conditions and subjects.

More than 4-in-5 (85%) Memorial Day weekend travelers say it’s important to have shows, videos, or movies to watch while they are traveling to their destination.

And two-thirds have even rushed to download something on their phone before a flight was taking off. With the high-performing Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, travelers will be able to enjoy the fastest networks to download their favorite content.

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