Samsung: 5G Downloads Movies in 1 Second

But we may not see it until 2020

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 13, 2013 8:15 AM CDT

(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.

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)
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