According to the statements of certain integrated circuit assembly companies, collected by the Taiwanese media DigiTimes, the first smartphones compatible with the new Wi-Fi 7 standard will arrive in the second quarter of 2024. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 from Samsung, as well as the iPhone 16 from Apple, even if this manufacturer is known for not immediately adopting the latest versions of communication standards.
Wi-Fi 6/Wi-Fi 7 Comparison
As a reminder, with the same number of antennas as Wi-Fi-6, the new Wi-Fi 7 is on average 2.4 times faster and processor manufacturer Mediatek goes so far as to claim that -given its performance- Wi-Fi 7 could replace the wired Ethernet connection. On paper, the new Wi-Fi can reach a transfer rate of 40 GB/second (and a minimum of 30 GB per second), ideal for 4K/8K Ultra HD video streaming, virtual/augmented reality applications, automotive applications, the Cloud and video games. For comparison, Wi Fi 6 shows 9.6 GB per second.