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)