Why is the 5G of the Samsung Galaxy S20 so special?

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

We are in the year of 5G, the operators have prepared the final deployment and even DTT will have to move to make room. Manufacturers already launch their first swords with this technology, but the reality is that not all 5G mobiles are the same, and some like those of the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series They are the perfect example of those who stand out from the rest.

And why do we say this resounding statement, because we have to start learning new acronyms with the arrival of the 5G and these are NSA and SA. Acronyms for Non Stand Alone and Stand Alone, they really represent two types of 5G networks quite different.

How are there several types of 5G?

The reality is that the 5G that has been deployed in 2019, at least in Spain, are networks 5G NSA (Non Stand Alone). These are a deployment of 5G technology over 4G networks, and therefore, it cannot offer 100% of the qualities of this technology, especially in terms of speed and coverage.

El 5G SA (Stand Alone), that is, on truly fifth-generation networks that are being developed right now and will arrive throughout 2020. The date will depend on the diligence with which the auction of the second digital dividend is held and let's see how the distribution of the radio spectrum is next year, in which access to the 700 MHz band will also be given.

This difference is very important because, until now, most 5G phones on the market were only compatible with NSA networks ... but they are not the only important acronyms, we also have FDD (Full Duplex) frequencies, which are capable of emitting and receive data at the same time, in addition to TDD (Half-Duplex), which can do one thing or the other, but not both at the same time and which, for now, are those available in the 5G NSA.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

All 5G mobiles are not the same nor can they do the same  

That is why right now we must be better informed than ever if we want to get a mobile that really comes prepared for 5G technology, not only now, but in the coming years. How we said at the beginning, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series It is made up of three models, one of the few that can be said to be able to take advantage of 5G both now and in the future.

First of all, it supports both NSA and SA, including FDD and TDD. That is to say, you will be able to squeeze the current 5G networks and the future ones that come with even more possibilities. And what are these? For example, reach 10Gbps download speeds - a figure that not even the best fiber optic connections in Spain currently offer - with the possibility of evolving and reaching 100 Gbps. This means multiplying by 10 the maximum that has been achieved on 4G + networks, or in more mundane terms: if each of the 73 chapters of all the Game of Thrones seasons weighs 500 MB, we would have downloaded the entire series in 36,5 seconds.

We will also notice in our mobile that we lose much less coverage, and this is because even when we are in crowded environments, the greater capillarity of 5G networks will make it possible for them to support more connections in the same telecommunications cell. Approximately, a density of 100 devices per square meter can be achieved.

And speaking of coverage, we can also dismiss from "dead" zones in the house. Thanks to the use of the lower bands of the radioelectric spectrum such as those of 80, 90 and up to 700 MHz, the signal will be improved indoors. It is a phenomenon that we can experience right now with our car radio when entering a tunnel, where FM frequencies (between 88 and 108 MHz) are lost, but short-wave or AM frequencies (between 500 and 1600 KHz) are lost. they can hear.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G car

What do phones like the Galaxy S20 have to take advantage of 5G technology better than anyone?

To begin with, they release a new Hyperfast technology in the 5G modem which, as we have already said, has full compatibility with all the bands, frequencies and technologies of the new telecommunications networks. In the tests that Samsung's new flagships have undergone, they are capable of reaching download speeds of up to 20 Gbps - yes, it's not a misprint, they are capable of downloading above the initial speed at which they are announces 5G - and reduce latency to 1ms. In comparison, 4G networks work around 0,8 and 1,5 seconds.

And it is that, it shows that they are not the first 5G from Samsung, that the previous generation already offered terminals with this connection capacity such as the Galaxy S10 5G and the Note10 + 5G. Experience has made it possible to create terminals that are prepared like no other so far to dominate the use of 5G in its coming-out during 2020.

Things someone with a Galaxy S20 5G will try before anyone else

And it is that they are going to be one of the few who can access state-of-the-art services. We have already said that the download speed is going to multiply exponentially, but also the upload speed, and good proof of this is that Samsung and YouTube have reached an agreement so that users of Galaxy S20 5G Series be one of the few who can upload 8K content to the video platform.

Another element that those who have one of the latest Samsung phones will be the first to try will be the almost disappearance of lag or buffering. That delay in the broadcast of live content, which is so successful on social networks, those endless minutes to watch a video, or the drops in resolution on Netflix that pixelate the screen, will disappear with 5G.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

In this sense, and also thanks to a collaboration with Google Duo, from the Galaxy S20 5G you can enjoy video calls in FullHD really from mobile phones, something unthinkable in current 4G networks.

But if we talk about lag ... where it is really going to be noticed is in video games. Yes, whoever has one of the latest Samsung phones will have a better chance of winning a game. And this is because response to your actions will be almost immediate. That in games like Fortnite, in which a microsecond decides between the life or death of the character, is essential and that, in addition, will put mobile players at the same level of conditions compared to those who do it from their home in a pc or console.

5G technology will allow even many more things, such as a increased device interconnection, control a drone at distances out of our field of vision or be connected in real time to the sensors of our car. We still have a lot to see and be surprised with this new technology that will be released in 2020 and that only if you have a mobile like Samsung's, you can try the first one.

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