Earlier today, Samsung announced that its 2021 Neo QLED 8K TV models (QN900A and QN800A) have received Wi-Fi 6E certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. In case you didn’t know, this certification lets customers known that they can expect connectivity speeds up to 4 times faster alongside more reliable and stable data transfers.
Talking about the certification, Younghun Choi, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said, “As the global leader in the TV industry, Samsung is proud to have achieved the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E certification on our TVs. With a growing set of immersive content experiences and features across the home, the certification provides Neo QLED 8K TV owners with even better access to the things they love to do.”
Wi-Fi 6E capable devices use 6GHz frequency alongside the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. As you might have expected, the new frequency accounts for faster transfer. In the announcement, Samsung revealed that the company is planning on bringing support for Wi-Fi 6E to existing products as well as future TVs.
As 4K is slowly becoming standard with 8K streaming is finally viable, it’s not surprising that electronics manufacturers are moving towards technologies that offer faster and reliable data transfers. Although Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TVs are at the high-end of the company’s product lineup, it’s likely that Samsung will bring the compatibility to more affordable devices over next couple of months.