450Mbps?! Category 9 4G Devices Are Here

Australia's awesome 4G internet speeds aren't fast enough for you, eh? How about getting 450Mbps down over your wireless connection? That's what Telstra has in mind thanks to the Category 9-capable Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung S6 Edge+.

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The Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have just been announced in New York, and part of that announcement is a shiny new antenna array inside the devices that allows for super-fast data transfer.

That new antenna supports something called Category 9, which is capable of a theoretical maximum speed of 450Mbps on Telstra's shiny new LTE-Advanced 4G network.

It works by meshing together three bands of spectrum using Carrier Aggregation to achieve those massive speeds. It builds on the existing 4GX 700MHz and the compatible devices from Samsung, Netgear and Huawei to achieve even greater speed.

It's all part of Telstra's plan to roll out 5G by the year 2020, and have us reap the rewards in the meantime.

If speed is your game, these new Samsung phones will have you beat.

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