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WiFi 7

(Topic created: 10-29-2023 04:11 PM)
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smokerek
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Why do we still not have access to WiFi 7 on S23U, when Qualcomm's 7800 fully supports it?? 
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It may be a licensing issue.
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smokerek
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Interesting point but why pay to have that Qualcomm chip in millions of devices then? Please make it make sense 🙏🏼
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peacey
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WiFi 7 isn't going to be certified until mid to late 2024. There is no point in enabling it now while WiFi 7 spec is still in draft stage.

Qualcomm 7800 only supports the draft spec, there is no card or modem right now that "fully" supports WiFi 7 since the spec has not been finalized, so by definition that is not possible.

I know some companies have already released WiFi 7 routers that work on the draft spec, but these are just marketing gimmicks right now since WiFi 7 spec hasn't been finalized and can still change substantially, which would make these routers unstable and not reliable for WiFi 7 when it's actually finalized.

Because WiFi 7 won't be certified till late next year, I don't even think S24 will have WiFi 7.  The first Samsung phone to have it will probably be S25 in 2025.

smokerek
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These are all the phones with functioning WiFi 7 already. Like everything else, it will only get better in time.

https://www.epey.co.uk/phone/wi-fi-bands/wi-fi-7-802-11-a-b-g-n-ac-ax-be/
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peacey
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As I said, there are already phones and routers with WiFi 7 but they are only working on the draft spec since WiFi 7 spec is not finalized yet.

And no, it's not a good idea to have devices working on the draft spec. If you remember the whole fiasco with draft-n and draft-ac, the chipsets that supported those drafts had so many problems once the drafts were finalized. It was a huge problem in the industry. We should not repeat the same mistakes again by supporting WiFi 7 drafts.

Wait till WiFi 7 is finalized so chipsets can implement the final spec and not some half-assed version with each company's own ideas of what should fill the rest of the spec.

smokerek
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Good point! Mostly a marketing strategy now to get top dollar out of everyone and not the best performance!
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