Samsung and MediaTek Launches World’s First 8K TV With Wi-Fi 6E Support

Samsung and MediaTek have launched the first 8K QLED TV in the world, which supports Wi-Fi 6E standards. The flagship 8K QLED Y21 from Samsung is powered by MediaTek’s latest MT7921AU chip.

Samsung and MediaTek unveil worlds first 8K TV that support Wi Fi 6E 1

According to the official announcement, the South Korean tech giant’s latest premium end flagship TV will support the fastest connectivity capabilities through Wi-Fi 6E. Notably, this also arrives a year after both firms announced the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 enabled 8K TV back in 2020. Now, the chip maker and the consumer electronics manufacturer have teamed up again to push the smart TV market even further, with the latest connectivity feature and 8K imaging.

The MediaTek MT7921AU supports Wi-Fi 6E along with Bluetooth 5.2 from a single integrated platform. This enables the new smart TV to be capable of networking speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, allowing customers to allow a smooth streaming and gaming experience. For those unaware, the Wi-Fi 6E standard was developed to make use of uncongested bandwidth in the 6GHz spectrum and even offers multiple advantages over the previous Wi-Fi generations.

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This includes a “faster multi-gigabit data throughput, lower latencies, and the latest security and connection reliability features.” Jerry Yu, MediaTek Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent Devices Business Group stated that “Consumers depend on fast, reliable connectivity, whether they are using their TV for streaming, gaming or following along with workouts. Our collaboration with Samsung has been instrumental in bringing consumers the latest smart TV technology to support these uses and beyond.”

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