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Samsung Exynos 5100 officially announced as world's first 5G modem


Samsung Exynos 5100 officially announced as world's first 5G modem

Today Samsung has announced the Exynos 5100 as the world's first 5G modem. The new chip is fully compliant with 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) standards and build on the 10nm process technology with support for legacy radio access technologies.

According to Samsung, the 5G modem supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums compliant with 3GPP standards, as well as legacy networks like 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE. Samsung also stated the modem is capable of delivering a maximum downlink speed of up to 2Gbps in 5G's sub-6GHz settings and 6Gbps in mmWave settings.

According to Samsung, the Exynos 5100 modem will be available to customers by the end of 2018. Today's announcement will allow manufacturers who wish to decide to utilize Samsung's Exynos 5100 modem to start using them commercially.

Qualcomm also announced its own Snapdragon X50 5G modems awhile back, but stated that the first commercial products featuring the Snapdragon X50 modems are only expected to be available in 2019.


source - Samsung
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