Don’t Let Your Phone Slow You Down: New Data from Ookla Shows the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the Fastest Phones Ever

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the fastest smartphones on the market, with download speeds that are up to 42% faster than the closest competitor’s newest devices1, according to Ookla®, a leading mobile data speed analyst. Able to support the best download speeds carriers have to offer, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will give users the performance they’re looking for this summer travel season. From downloading movies for long trips, to sharing photos from amazing vacations, consumers want access to the fastest networks, and phones that won’t slow them down.

When it comes to download speeds, not all phones are created equal. Wireless carriers’ data services are made up of multiple networks—some fast lanes, and some slow lanes—that phones are constantly switching between. To get into those fast lanes, and to get the most out of the wireless service they’re already paying for, consumers need phones with the most innovative technology, like the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s CAT 18 LTE modem, which supports network speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps.

“This summer, consumers are going to be on the road, at the beach, and relying on their phones more than ever, but without the latest and fastest network technology that’s available in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, their phones may quite literally slow them down,” said Justin Denison, senior vice president of

mobile product strategy and marketing at Samsung Electronics.

“At Samsung, we’re constantly innovating and developing products that set the new standard for the industry. Our Galaxy owners never need to worry about whether they’re getting the best possible experience from their phone.”

This summer, speed is a must. More than 4-in-5 (85%) Memorial Day weekend travelers say it’s important to have shows, videos, or movies to watch while they are traveling to their destination. And two-thirds have even rushed to download something on their phone before a flight was taking off. With the high-performing Galaxy S9 and S9+, travelers will be able to enjoy the fastest networks to download their favorite content.

For parents, speed is even more important. 72% of parents say that not having entertainment options for themselves or their family is one of their top three stressors while traveling.


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