The race for creating the handset with the fastest mobile internet appears to be hotting up with Samsung apparently working on a new chipset for its mobile devices that will bring much faster data speeds.
At the moment most high-end phones come with Cat. 6 LTE connectivity which allows download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, depending on the network.
Qualcomm, the company that makes a number of chipsets that power smartphones, has already announced that it is working on Cat. 10 LTE, but it now appears that Samsung is working on its own solution for its Exynos chipset.
According to reports from the Korean media, Samsung's newest Exynos SoC will launch in 2015 and will include a 3-band Cat. 10 LTE modem, which will allow for speeds up to 450 Mbps on compatible networks.
In preparation of the arrival of Cat. 10 devices, major mobile carriers in Korea, including LG U+, are beginning to roll out Cat. 10 networks.
At the moment we don't know whether or not the Cat. 10 modem will be produced by Samsung or by another company.
It's expected that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be powered by this chipset. However, in the past Samsung Galaxy devices have come in two models, one powered by Samsung's Exynos SoC, the other by Qualcomm.
If the Galaxy S6 comes in two variants then the Exynos-enabled variant could be able to achieve much faster mobile internet than its Snapdragon counterpart.