Wi-Fi 6E-enabled 8K TV from Samsung
April 7, 2021
Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek and electronics giant Samsung have introduced what they claim is the world’s first 8K QLED TV – the flagship Samsung 8K QLED Y21 – powered by MediaTek’s MT7921AU, which they say delivers the fastest connectivity experiences through its Wi-Fi 6E capabilities.
According to MediaTek, MT7921AU supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 from a single, highly-integrated platform. With 1.2 Gbps speeds, consumers can enjoy smoother streaming and gaming for uninterrupted entertainment. Wi-Fi 6E is designed to make use of uncongested bandwidth in the 6GHz spectrum and offers numerous advantages over previous Wi-Fi generations, such as significantly faster multi-gigabit data throughput, lower latencies and the latest security and connection reliability features.
“Consumers depend on fast, reliable connectivity, whether they are using their TV for streaming, gaming or following along with workouts,” advises Jerry Yu, MediaTek Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent Devices Business Group. “Our collaboration with Samsung has been instrumental in bringing consumers the latest smart TV technology to support these uses and beyond,” “With our advanced connectivity technologies – including WiFi-6 support – integrated into Samsung’s 8K TVs, we’re driving the premium smart TV segment forward globally.”