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Samsung to Launch 6G Network in 2028

Tue 14 Jul 2020 | 01:23 PM
Ahmed Yasser

Samsung is expecting that 6G of the network to be launched in 2028, while its wide commercialization will happen in 2030. According to information by Samsung that ITU-R, which a sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) responsible for radio communication, is expected to begin their work to define a 6G vision next year.

The data rate of 1,000 gigabits per second, air latency of fewer than 100 microseconds, 50 times the peak data rate of 5G, and one-tenth the latency will be needed.

Also, the performance and architectural requirement for 6G includes optimising network design to overcome limited computation capability of mobile devices, enabling the flexible integration of new network entities, and applying artificial intelligence right from the get-go of technology development.

6G Network

These include the use of the terahertz (THz) frequency band, novel antenna technologies to enhance the coverage of high frequency band signals, advanced duplex technologies, the evolution of network topology, spectrum sharing to increase the efficiency of frequency utilisation and the use of AI in wireless communications.

Meanwhile, 6G will be characterized by provision of advanced services such as truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram and digital replica.

Sunghyun Choi the dvanced Communications Research Center head , explained that Samsung has already started its internal research related to 6G.

in-box chargers

Later, Samsung is considering dropping in-box chargers for some of its smartphones in 2021 and beyond. Samsung is reportedly discussing with its partners on how to go about this plan of not boxing the charger with smartphone shipments.

The idea is thought to be to cut production costs, given the current economic climate.

Companies like Apple and Samsung could also use the excuse of users having legacy power adapters from previous phone purchases. That might be true for some enthusiasts, but new entrants into the smartphone space may not be in the same position.

For Samsung, though, there will be plenty of high-end smartphones in competition with the next Galaxy handset that could attempt to woo customers upset by the lack of a charger.


Furthermore, given the amount of devices Samsung ships annually, its decision to remove chargers from the package would have a significant impact on its manufacturing partners who make them, potentially forcing those companies to sell directly to consumers, according to Technews.

Later, Samsung introduced variants of the mid-range Galaxy A42 and Galaxy A71 that support the fifth generation standard for mobile networks in a bid to make the technology more affordable.

5G-only handsets are compatible with 4G LTE networks so they can be used in markets where no 5G networks exist. However, Samsung has maintained a split so far by launching 5G and LTE-only variants. It did that for the entire Galaxy S20 lineup as well as for the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71.