Yesterday, Samsung announced its mission to launch a 5G enabled smartphone in the first half of 2019. And to launch the smartphone, Samsung today showcased 5G data transmissions in the US together with Qualcomm Technologies and Verizon.
All three firms announced a successful 5G New Radio (NR) data connection using 400MHz of bandwidth in the 28GHz spectrum, resulting in a maximum throughput of more than 1.7 Gbps.
The data connection was demonstrated by transmitting multi-gigabit 5G speeds to a smartphone prototype device, to test data transmission using 3GPP 5G NR specification and dual connectivity.
The smartphone prototype used in this test was equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end, and antenna elements.
This test was conducted using Samsung’s commercial 5G NR and 4G LTE equipment to deliver the 5G NR data transmission using Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum, which reflects a dual-connectivity that takes advantage of both 5G and LTE technology.
“We are proud to join with Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to spotlight the next steps driving network evolution. The use of substantial mmWave spectrum and EN-DC demonstrates how a seamless 5G/LTE approach succeeds in delivering high-speed, high-capacity mobility on next-generation networks.” said the Samsung.