Samsung and MediaTek have made the world’s first 8K Wi-Fi 6 TV
Samsung and MediaTek have just introduced the world’s first 8K QLED TV which also supports Wi-Fi 6 standards, earlier today (9th March 2020). The Samsung 8K QLED Y20 model (Q950, Q900) supports the new Wi-Fi standard and is equipped with MediaTek’s custom Wi-Fi 6 chipset.
The TV is the latest flagship from the South Korean tech giant and is currently the only globally available Wi-Fi 6 connectivity supporting TV. In other words, the Samsung 8K QLED Y20 could potentially offer a better view of multimedia consumption through better connectivity, offering a smoother experience overall.
For those unaware, Wi-Fi 6 is the latest standard in the wireless fidelity area. Its improvements over previous generations offer higher transmission speeds while saving on power. In other words, the technology is essential in making 8K streaming experience a lot more seamless. Just for the large bit rate, one would require an improved receiver apart from just a fast internet, this is where Wi-Fi 6 comes in.
According to a press release from MediaTek, “Samsung is a long-standing strategic partner of MediaTek, and its consistent drive to innovate has allowed MediaTek to continue to bring industry-leading IC solutions, like our Wi-Fi 6 family to market. Samsung is driving growth of the premium smart TV segment and collaborating with them on Wi-Fi 6 and 8K is just the start of a strong global demand for advanced connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 solutions.”
Simply put, the known chipmaker’s collaboration with the consumer electronics giant is striving to bring a new standard of media consumption. The former is known for its Wi-Fi 6 chips being found in smart TVs and routers, in which holds the number 1 market share. Thus, we can expect it to collaborate further with the latter for more such TV, for which Samsung is known for.