A Galaxy S8 phone showing an astronaut in space. The astronaut extends into the background to showcase the Galaxy S8’s bezel-less Infinity Display.

Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, will be the first phones able to use new high-speed mobile networks expected to roll out in the US later this year. These “Gigabit LTE” networks are several times faster than standard 4G LTE networks, and the Galaxy S8 will be able to tap into them due to its new Snapdragon 835 processor.

Despite the name, Gigabit LTE will not deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second, but it could reach up to 300 megabits per second, which is around the same speed that phones can read from a memory card. Snapdragon manufacturer Qualcomm touts that these speeds will make possible new cloud storage solutions, giving mobile devices quicker access to more information than was previously possible.

Source: CNET Image via: Samsung

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