The first smartphones with Wi Fi 7 are due to appear
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The first smartphones with Wi-Fi 7 are due to appear this year – the standard itself has not yet been adopted

The Wi-Fi 7 standard has not yet been adopted, but devices with its support are already appearing on the market. The first smartphones with support for the new Wi-Fi will appear later this year – all thanks to the new MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip. Currently, gadgets and network devices with support for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi Fi 6E will apply in this one regard as the most advanced.

    Image source: mediatek.com

Image source: mediatek.com

The new high-performance MediaTek Dimensity 9200 mobile processor offers a 10% increase in performance on multi-core workloads, a 32% increase in graphics performance and a 25% reduction in power consumption compared to its predecessor.

But from a communication capabilities point of view, one of the most important advantages of the new single-chip platform was the support of Wi-Fi 7, a wireless communication standard whose final specifications and even the name have not yet been officially approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Whether the average consumer will be able to enjoy the full benefits of Wi-Fi 7 is not yet clear, notably the new standard offers connection speeds of up to 30 Gbps compared to the 4.8 Gbps of Wi-Fi 6E, but now average internet speeds much less. Even Wi-Fi 6E is not widespread enough, which implies using the 6GHz band in addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands already present in Wi-Fi 6. Dimensity 9200 smartphone owners will be Wi-Fi 7 ready once compatible hardware becomes available.

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