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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
Samsung: 5G Downloads Movies in 1 Second
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. (Read more Samsung stories.)

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