T-Mobile’s network lets the Samsung Galaxy S8 achieve gigabit-level LTE speeds

What you can see from the hardware and software isn’t all that’s new with Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Both the processor and the modem, too, unlock groundbreaking capabilities. The phone features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and X16 LTE model, which is allowing carriers to enable insane data speeds.

T-Mobile, of course, is proudly first to show the world how fast the 2017 flagship from Samsung can be on the magenta-colored network. It took a Galaxy S8, connected the phone to its network, and revealed that you can get gigabit-level LTE speeds.

Here’s the video, which shows the speed test being done in a T-Mobile laboratory:

That’s, well, really fast

Amazingly, the Galaxy S8 on T-Mobile’s network achieves download speeds of 854.5 megabits per second. The upload speeds, meanwhile, stood at 61.12 megabits per second. No one sees numbers like that these days.

T-Mobile says the Galaxy S8 will be “twice as fast in hundreds of cities” because of the technologies at work.

To be fair, T-Mobile conducted the speed test in a controlled environment. So, while impressed, we’d really like to see how phones with the Snapdragon 835 and X16 LTE modem fare in cities throughout the United States.

Source: T-Mobile (YouTube)


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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.


  • BlackHawkRider .

    Too bad this will never happen in reality. At least it means a faster data connection for lte devices.

  • Richard Dennis

    Its amazing that my Cable company can only provide 60mbps(fast enough to do anything i need to do) but my cell company can provide a wireless 500mbps without a direct wire connection. I see a day when the all cable companies/wired phone companies are gone.. And all Television/voice/data all are transmitted thru the air.. Imagine that.. Broadcast TV being sent thru a tower thru the air to my TV.. Thats just crazy talk.. In all seriousness. This is why At&t owns A satellite TV company.. and why Big Red owns a cable company.. Its so they can provide all 3 services.. Big Yellow and Big Magenta are falling behind because they dont own any media companies. But it wont be long before they are bought by the likes of Charter.. or Dish.. Or someone..