Galaxy S10 models will support new Wi-Fi 6 standard
Looks like Samsung is giving users every reason to upgrade to a Galaxy S10 model when it launches later this month. Already fitted with a range of state-of-the-art technologies including a model with support for 5G cellular connectivity, FCC certification confirms that the eagerly anticipated smartphone lineup will also include Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. The new standard is capable of delivering Wi-Fi speeds of up 10Gbps, which is significantly faster than the 1.3Gbps cap of Wi-Fi 802.11ac (or Wi-Fi 5).
No one likes to be left behind on any technology if at all possible when upgrading a device, something of which Samsung seems to be keenly aware. Although the rumored 5G variant could be priced north of US $1500, it will give users peace of mind knowing that they won’t need to upgrade to another flagship for at least a couple of years. With Wi-Fi 6 now confirmed for the S10 line as well, Galaxy S10 users will be well-placed to be early adopters of the very latest in wireless connectivity.
Samsung has every reason to want to encourage users to upgrade or switch to the Galaxy S10 line. Its financial results for the last quarter showed a drop in earnings of 27 percent year-over-year as its Galaxy S9 and Note 9 failed to set the sales charts alight as hoped. Like Apple, which is feeling the pinch with sales of its high-end iPhone line dropping 15 percent for the same quarter, the global smartphone market has cooled at the same time as Chinese competitors have started to eat into their bottom lines. The February 20 launch of the Galaxy S10 range can’t come soon enough.