Report: Samsung Will Roll Out 5G by 2020, Promising 1Gbps

Korea's Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung is busy testing the future of mobile internet connections—and it's set to be lightning fast.

The news agency describes recent tests by Samsung of a 5G platform that should be available by 2020. The prototype 5G devices use radios with 64 antenna elements, which have so far been capable of providing downloads at a blistering 1Gbps.

It's not the first time we've heard of 5G—and nor is 1Gbps the absolute top limit of what the technology can achieve—but it is a significant way-marker which suggests that it's very much on its way. The only problem will be how quickly you chew through that data allowance. [Yohap News via EvLeaks via Engadget]