Samsung Announces World’s First 5G mmWave Mobile Technology.
Samsung Electronics announced that it has successfully developed the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications. The new technology sits at the core of 5G mobile communications system and will provide data transmission up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks.
World’s First 5G mmWave Mobile Technology5G mobile communications technology is the next generation of the existing 4G Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) network technology. 5G will be capable of providing a ubiquitous Gbps experience to subscribers anywhere and offers data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station.
The implementation of a high-speed 5G cellular network requires a broad band of frequencies, much like an increased water flow requires a wider pipe. While it was a recognized option, it has been long believed that the millimeter-wave bands had limitations in transmitting data over long distances due to its unfavorable propagation characteristics.
However, Samsung’s new adaptive array transceiver technology has proved itself as a successful solution. It transmits data in the millimeter-wave band at a frequency of 28GHz at a speed of up to 1.056 Gb/s to a distance of up to 2 kilometers. The adaptive array transceiver technology, using 64 antenna elements, can be a viable solution for overcoming the radio propagation loss at millimeter-wave bands, much higher than the conventional frequency bands ranging from several hundred MHz to several GHz.
Samsung plans to accelerate the research and development of 5G mobile communications technologies, including adaptive array transceiver at the millimeter-wave bands, to commercialize those technologies by 2020.
Samsung launches quad-core Galaxy Grand Quattro at Rs. 17,290
Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy Grand Quattro in India. This is the latest smartphone in the Galaxy Grand range, which first hit shelves earlier this year. The Galaxy Grand Quattro is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) preloaded. The phone has a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. There is a 5MP camera with additional features like Continuous Shot, Best Photo and Color Effect. Samsung says the price of the 8GB version in India is Rs. 17,290, and it is already retailing on Samsung’s own online store for Rs 16,900. Speaking of storage, the Quattro has a memory card slot as well.
Announcing the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro, stated Mr Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobile, said: “Galaxy Grand Quattro is a revolutionary device that combines powerful performance with smart multi-tasking and advanced usability .Following the success of the Galaxy Grand introduced in January this year, we are confident that the Galaxy Grand Quattro will meet the needs of consumers looking for the ‘Grand’ experience in a slightly smaller display.”
A lot of the additional features in the Quattro are the ones seen on the higher-end Galaxy range of smartphones. The Easy Mode feature attempts to make the home screen and widgets more streamlined and easier to use for someone not very tech savvy. The Smart Alert feature lets you know about missed events such as missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone. The device also offers Motion UI feature allowing gesture control of certain tasks.
As a special introductory offer, the Galaxy Grand Quattro comes with a Digital Wallet of INR ,3000 valid for 90 days applicable on Games. To avail the offer the user has to SMS ‘MyOffer’ to 56886, Get a D/L link for myServices App and launch the application.