Samsung on Monday announced that its next-generation mobile processors will support 6CA (carrier aggregation) LTE modem technology.
In other words, they’ll be the company’s fastest yet – at least, on paper.
Carrier aggregation, as Tim explained in a write-up earlier this year, is a system where multiple carriers are combined to improve throughput and speeds.
2CA, for example, combines two 20 MHz carriers for a total of 40 MHz of bandwidth, effectively doubling the speed.
6CA, as the name suggests, can aggregate up to six carriers.
Samsung’s Exynos 9 Series (8895), the chip that powered some versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, featured a Cat.16 LTE modem sporting downlink speeds of 1.0 gigabits per second courtesy of 5CA technology.