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Galaxy S21 Ultra’s Wi-Fi 6E is powered by a Broadcom chip

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Last updated: January 19th, 2021 at 05:13 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy S10 was the first smartphone in the world to feature Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and it was launched two years ago. Last week, Samsung launched the world’s first phone with a newer Wi-Fi standard: Wi-Fi 6E. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the only device in the Galaxy S21 lineup to feature Wi-Fi 6E.

The new wireless standard uses the 6GHz spectrum to double the theoretical data transfer speed from 1.2Gbps to 2.4Gbps, and that has been made possible by a chip from Broadcom. The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes equipped with the Broadcom BCM4389 chip, and it also features Bluetooth 5.0. Faster Wi-Fi speeds, when paired with Wi-Fi 6E certified routers, will allow faster downloads and uploads. Things like streaming 4K/8K videos, downloading large files, and competitive online gaming will be faster and easier with Wi-Fi 6E.

Right now, only South Korea and the US have reportedly allowed the use of the 6GHz spectrum. However, Brazil, Chile, Europe, the UAE, and the UK are expected to open the 6GHz spectrum for use this year. Both Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 versions of the Galaxy S21 Ultra feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity along with 5G, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and a USB 3.2 Type-C port.

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