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WiFi 6 Galaxy arrives months ahead of certification program

Samsung has set the stage perfectly for next week’s Mobile World Congress event with the release of the industry’s first WiFi 6 smartphone – powered by the new Broadcom BCM4375 chip. It will be many years before WiFi 6 becomes the dominant in-home silicon yet the excitement around this announcement reaffirms that smartphones will be the greatest driver of WiFi 6 adoption. The WiFi 6-capable Samsung Galaxy S10 comes way ahead of the WiFi Alliance’s WiFi 6 certification program for devices using 802.11ax technology, which isn’t set to arrive until Q3 2019. The WiFi Certified 6 branding will ensure devices meet industry standards for interoperability and security, providing capacity, coverage and performance. The Alliance expects the program to drive broad…

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