6G Will Pave the Way for XR, Hologram Displays, and Digital Replication
By 2028, Samsung expects the need for a “hyper-connected experience for all” consumers. At the core is none other than 6G, the next step up to 5G. Although 5G has yet to hit commercialization, the world’s number one electronic manufacturer is planning to start “full-scale” research this year.
According to Sunghyun Choi, Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center, “While 5G commercialization is still in its initial stage, it’s never too early to start preparing for 6G because it typically takes around 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology.”
“We’ve already launched the research and development of 6G technologies by building upon the experience and ability we have accumulated from working on multiple generations of communications technology, including 5G. Going forward, we are committed to leading the standardization of 6G in collaboration with various stakeholders across industry, academia, and government fields.”
Much like 5G, 6G will break boundaries. We can expect a peak data rate of 1000 Gbps, air latency of less than 100 microseconds (or 0.1ms), twice the energy efficiency of 4G, and near-zero data errors. By 2028, the tech industry might be able to provide a truly immersive XR experience, a combination of AR, VR, and mixed reality, that will see the jump from 4K to 16K VR streaming. To achieve this, a downlink connection of 0.9Gbps speed is recommended.
Holograms will also become a thing in the future, with holo displays over 6.7″ size will require data rates of at least 0.58 Tbps. Samsung, in its research paper, also mentioned “Digital Replica/Digital Twin” technology wherein it will replicate devices, places, and even people.
If you’re interested in reading more about Samsung’s 6G plan, you can visit its website. Its 6G white paper is also available for download wherein the company details its plans in a near-50 page PDF.