Samsung is reportedly working on a new Exynos chipset for its Galaxy S6 that will feature a modem, capable of speeds of up to 450 Mbps on compatible networks.
Networks in Korea are beginning to roll out CAT 10 networks in anticipation of the arrival of these CAT 10 devices. Mobile carriers on this side of the world may take slightly longer to embrace this new technology. However, EE plans to showcase CAT 9 on its network in the coming months with CAT 10 to follow, according to TechRadar.
To take advantage of the increased speeds that CAT 10 LTE modems offer, users will need to a compatible network. Currently, most high-end phones come with CAT 6 LTE connectivity. This offers download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, depending on the network.
It’s unclear if Samsung will produce the CAT 10 modem itself or if another company will take care of it. Samsung typically releases two variants of its flagship smartphones, including one that utilises a Qualcomm chip. Qualcomm already announced that it is working on CAT 10 LTE, so many will be eager to see which Galaxy S6 chipset offers greater connectivity speeds.