Samsung: 5G Downloads Movies in 1 Second
But we may not see it until 2020
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 13, 2013 8:15 AM CDT
Models show Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest smartphones Galaxy S4 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(Newser) – Samsung has wireless technology in the works that will let users download an entire movie in a second, it says. In tests, the South Korean company's 5G service worked over a distance of more than a mile, AFP reports via Business Insider. Data traveled at more than a gigabyte per second, the firm says. It's "up to several hundred times faster" than current 4G systems. But don't get too excited yet: The service won't go commercial until at least 2020. When it does, though, we can expect "3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra high-definition content, and remote medical services," the company says.

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HonkUSA
May 13, 2013 7:01 PM CDT
When we can watch some of the crap that fast , Then we will really have technology :) .
metalkiwis
May 13, 2013 3:09 PM CDT
As the bandwidth goes up, so does the size of our media. Blue rays are what, 40GB? The new 4K tech will run you about 160GB for a single movie.
Scott603
May 13, 2013 12:22 PM CDT
Maybe by 2020 we'll be able to use the HD Voice feature on the iPhone 5, like they can in Canada, England, France, Germany, Taiwan...