Specifics of Samsung's new 5G technology, which the company said it plans to commercialize by 2020, are as yet unknown as 5G is currently not a defined set of standards so much as a loose proposal of what the next technological leap over 4G would consist of, Mashable reported Monday.
Samsung has said that in testing it managed to transmit data at a a mile and a quarter.
The company says 5G would facilitate mobile transmission of "massive" data files such as high-definition movies, "practically without limitation."
Samsung is not alone in pursuing the next speed level in mobile networks; China set up a 5G research group in early 2012, and the European Unions has earmarked $65 million bring 5G to market by 2020.
While 5G research in under way, 4G is still being rolled out in stages by many wireless providers and a number of mobile carriers still offer 3G networks.