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Ingenius: Speed – Watch the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 video ad, ‘fastest download speeds’

Today, Samsung shared a new Galaxy S9 video ad “Ingenius: Speed”. In the video ad, a customer at the Apple Store asks about the iPhone X’s download speeds compared to the Galaxy S9’s speeds, leaving the Apple retail employee speechless.

In the video below:

Customer: So the iPhone X doesn’t have the fastest download speeds.

Genius: It is faster than the iPhone 8.

Customer: But the download speeds aren’t faster than the Galaxy S9. I thought it was the “smartphone of the future.”

Genius: Um…

In Ookla’s speed tests, the Galaxy S9, which is equipped with Qualcomm’s X20 LTE chip, was 37% faster than the iPhone X and 43% faster than the iPhone 8, on average.

Galaxy S9 hits 1Gbps download speeds on Spanish carrier Telefónica

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ sports Qualcomm’s X20 Gigabit LTE modem that can also top at 1.2Gbps, provided that your carrier can supply such speeds.

The iPhone X is equipped with Snapdragon X16/Intel’s XMM7480 LTE chip, which does indeed have lower theoretical maximum download speeds than the Galaxy S9’s X20.

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