Being the first on the list in terms of software support and updates, Samsung is also the first Android OEM to bring the latest version of Wi-Fi to the market. And according to the latest report suggests that the first Wi-Fi 7-equipped smartphone. It will probably be out in the second half of 2024. If talking about Apple devices then they are still using Wi-Fi 6. While there are no more of its launches in the near future. Also, there is practically a possibility that Apple will stick with Wi-Fi 6 and at the same time skip Wi-Fi 6E altogether. Therefore, it will be Samsung and to be more specific the Galaxy S24 will be among the first smartphones to feature Wi-Fi 7.
Recognising at IC backend houses and inspection labs. The report coming from DigiTimes and as per the same. The Wi-Fi 6E will just be a “transactional technology” since Wi-Fi 7 is all set to launch in 2024 respectively.
If coming to the features then Wi-Fi 7 will be able to use 300MHz channels along with the support of 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology. And it provides up to 2.4x faster speeds in contrast to Wi-Fi 6 with the same number of antennas. Also, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, it is expected to provide speeds of at least 30Gbps, possibly even hitting the 40Gbps mark.
The tech arrive on smartphones only after laptops and routers
This is one of the drastic improvements in speed correlate to its speeds. Whereas, the Wi-Fi 6 features speeds of up to 9.6Gbps, and Wi-Fi 5 maxes out at 3.5Gbps respectively. Here, all credit goes to the new latency-busting technologies. In addition to this, Wi-Fi 7 will also provide a stable connection. Before Wi-Fi 7 makes its debut for smartphones, it will probably first be adopted for routers and laptops. As it will be extremely expensive in its early days, and it may take until 2025 for it to become a humdrum technology.
Some other competitors in the line
To be noted, earlier in January, MediaTek also demonstrated the Wi-Fi 7. At the same time, Intel also stated that they will adopt Wi-Fi 7 in laptops by 2024. While the Smartphone chip behemoth, Qualcomm is also working on the same chip options to adopt it as soon as possible. Qualcomm announced the FastConnect 7800 chip during MWC 2022. And it comes with features such as industry-leading Bluetooth, low-latency networking, and, certainly, the Wi-Fi 7 technology.