Samsung would be the first manufacturer to launch Wi-Fi 7 compatible smartphones. The Seoul giant could first integrate the standard into future high-end oriented folding phones.
Citing industry sources, Digitimes assures that WiFi 7, the next Wi-Fi standard, will arrive in 2024. The media prophesies the launch of the first modems and compatible computers at the beginning of the year 2024. Incidentally, Intel has already committed to supporting the standard at this time. there on his laptops. According to sources interviewed by Digitimes, Wi-Fi 6E, the latest standard, is onlytransitional technology between two more important versions.
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The first Wi-Fi 7 smartphones
As our colleagues from SamMobile report, Samsung has regularly established itself as the 1st manufacturer to integrate a new Wi-Fi standard to his smartphones. For example, the firm was the first to market Wi-Fi 6 phones, the Galaxy S10. Subsequently, Wi-Fi 6E entered the market with the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Of course, all eyes are on the Galaxy S24, which should be released in 2024. Nevertheless, the Digitimes report expects the arrival of the first Wi-Fi 7 smartphones during the second half of the year. However, if Samsung remains faithful to its habits, the range of S24 would be presented from the first quarter of the year. The Galaxy S22s were released in February. According to the latest news, this would also be the case for the Galaxy S23, the next representatives of the Galaxy S range.
Under these conditions, it is unlikely that Wi-Fi 7 will make its debut on the Galaxy S24. Given the timing, we can imagine that the new standard will be integrated into the brand’s future folding smartphones, the hypothetical Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. Folding devices are usually advertised in the summer.
Note that it is perfectly possible that Samsung upsets its launch schedule. Nothing prevents the South Korean giant from postponing the release of its Galaxy S by a few months. Similarly, there is no indication that the brand’s folding smartphone offer is still composed of a Z Fold and a Z Flip in 2024. Two years before the release, this is obviously just guesswork.
According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, the consortium that manages the Wi-Fi brand, Wi-Fi 7 should offer speeds of up to 33 Gbit/sS, which is 2.4 times more than Wi-Fi 6. Unsurprisingly, the standard is also said to reduce latency.