China Unicom Has Just Announced World’s Fastest 1.2 Gbps LTE Download Speed Connection

The 5G era is yet to come, and most of the top countries such as the United States, China, etc. are already making significant deployments in bringing the 5G era. Today, China Unicom, one of the largest telecom operators in China today announced that it achieved 1.2 Gbps download speed on an LTE network. That said, no telecom operator across the globe is offering such faster data speeds on LTE network.


As per a report from Chinese media, China Unicom achieved this feat on a Snapdragon 845 SoC smartphone. Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, which comes with Snapdragon X20 LTE modem from Qualcomm. The X20 LTE modem from Qualcomm offers peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps, and 150 Mbps upload speed. It works on LTE Category 18 for downlink speed and LTE Category 13 for uplink speed.

To be precise, China Unicom achieved a download speed of 1155.8 Mbps, which is nearly equal to 1.2 Gbps. Sadly, the achieved upload speed was not revealed by the report. This download speed is pretty much close to what a 5G network is expected to achieve.


However, the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC smartphones will not be released until Q1 2018. Most of the flagship smartphone announcements are expected to be in February 2018 with the initial shipments expected to begin in March 2018.

The report did not reveal on which smartphone China Unicom achieved this download speed. Most probably, the operator must have used Snapdragon 845 SoC smartphone Qualcomm showed at the launch event of the chipset earlier this month.

Smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi 7, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, Sony Xperia XZ2, HTC U12, LG G7, etc. are expected to pack the Snapdragon 845 chipset inside.

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December 24, 2017 9:51 am 9:51 AM

why in china,
VoLTE is not famous like india ?
mobile data cost also high .. ?
china not using low band lte like jio band 5 , 700 mhz ??

Sunny | Lucknow
December 24, 2017 4:52 pm 4:52 PM
VoLTE on such a large scale has not been deployed in a large number of countries. You can say we are ahead of China in this regard, thanks to Jio. We need not necessarily follow others all the time. Data cost is higher because people’s salaries and disposable incomes are higher. As people become rich, cost of living also increases. Public and home WiFi networks are robust in China that’s why people don’t use 4G a lot, like we’re using here. That’s why their telcos don’t need to spend excessively on bands like 700 MHz. Even for calling people use… Read more »
Sanjit Roy, Thakurnagar, wb
December 24, 2017 3:11 am 3:11 AM

Dont worry we have bhaiyees technology which is invented by the world’s only honest maha purush chara khor aloowala and it took to 2 decades to get invented and the testing has been already taken place in Ranchi just right yesterday.

December 24, 2017 1:50 am 1:50 AM

And here’s our LTE speeds. Airtel 2G is better than this
December 24, 2017 10:48 am 10:48 AM

Airtel 2g too doesn’t work brother.