For nearly a decade, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring 5G from the lab to real life. Let's explore how we got here.

Every new generation opened a new world to mobile users. Now, with Samsung’s 5G-ready devices, you can unlock the future.

Galaxy Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze seen from the side without any buttons. Text saying 5G is on top of the phone, and colorful streaks demonstrate the fast speeds of 5G data. Galaxy Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze seen from the side without any buttons. Text saying 5G is on top of the phone, and colorful streaks demonstrate the fast speeds of 5G data.

The start of fast

3G was the first step to mobile broadband, transforming the way we lived, worked, and played on our phones.

A decade ago, 3G opened the doors to data speeds that allowed us to access media wirelessly. It even blazed a trail for apps — something no mobile user can live without now.

But 3G was still limited in bandwidth, taking up to 10 minutes to download even a short video. We had to do better.

Samsung's 3G smartphone in 2009. Typing a search keyword on Google doesn't immediately bring up the results and takes a while Samsung's 3G smartphone in 2009. Typing a search keyword on Google doesn't immediately bring up the results and takes a while

The speed of innovation

We’ve always been early adopters of mobile technology — Samsung was one of the first to introduce 4G devices to the mobile market.

A leap forward in speed compared to 3G, 4G still left something to be desired. Occasional lagging and bandwidth issues don’t fully meet the demands of the always-on population.

Samsung's 4G smartphone in 2012. Touching the push alarm on the screen opens up the map with the location of the car in real time and driver information Samsung's 4G smartphone in 2012. Touching the push alarm on the screen opens up the map with the location of the car in real time and driver information

The next step in speed

4G LTE-A brought us closer to real-time connections, supporting gaming, mobile HD TV, and video conferencing.

Although it ramped up the data speeds from 4G, remaining lag and even the potential for dropped calls kept this connection from satisfying the masses.

Samsung's 4G LTE smartphone in 2016. Having a video call with a woman on the screen Samsung's 4G LTE smartphone in 2016. Having a video call with a woman on the screen

The HyperFast generation

This is the fastest available mobile data connection — and Samsung’s already got a lineup of 5G-capable devices to take full advantage.

Now is the time of seamless connectivity and way less waiting. It’s time to experience the real-time, always-connected speeds of 5G. It connects all your devices at speeds 3x faster than 4G, and we’re committed to pushing the 5G innovation further to give you an even better, HyperFast experience.

*Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.

Samsung's 5G smartphone in 2019. Watching sports games simultaneously with video calls in real time without buffering or loading Samsung's 5G smartphone in 2019. Watching sports games simultaneously with video calls in real time without buffering or loading

*Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.

What’s next?

We’re working towards unlocking a future
that connects you like never before.
With each new generation of wireless technology,
our devices gain new intelligence that allows
them to seamlessly sync up and keep you
part of the Samsung universe.

Text graphic that says NEXT but with a 5 instead of E Text graphic that says NEXT but with a 5 instead of E

The expanding universe of Samsung 5G

Discover Samsung’s 5G-enabled devices.

*Requires optimal 5G connection. 5G services are only supported in 5G network enabled locations. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.