One of the big new features in the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones is the fact that it is the first to support the new 802.11ad or Wi-Fi 6 standard. As to the company that provided the modem for it? Well, it’s Broadcom.
The would-be owner of Qualcomm has sent out press release announcing that its BCM4375 chip, which works with Wi-Fi 6 as well as Bluetooth 5, was used in the new S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G and Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy S10 also features Samsung’s own Intelligent Wi-Fi network switching — basically a way to prevent the phone from connecting to a shifty LAN.
You can read more about what Wi-Fi 6 could mean to you in this story.
Broadcom redomiciled its incorporation to the United States last year in the hopes of acquiring its largest competitor.