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Samsung announces world’s first 5G modem for smartphones

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Samsung recently announced the Exynos Modem 5100, the world’s first 5G modem for smartphones in their latest press release.

Samsung Exynos 5100 Modem • Samsung Announces World'S First 5G Modem For Smartphones

The Samsung Exynos Modem 5100 supports sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums which are under 3GPP’s 5G standard as well as legacy networks (2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, D-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE). It delivers a max downlink speed of up to 2Gbps (gigabits per second) in the sub-6-GHz and 6Gbps in mmWave settings which yielded up to 1.7 and five times the data transfer speeds of its predecessors. 4G networks, on the other hand, can reach up to 1.6Gbps downlink speed.

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Samsung recently conducted an over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR data call test under a wireless environment and the result was a success. This test simulated a real-world cellular network condition that utilizes a 5G base station and 5G end-user equipment prototype embedded with the Exynos Modem 5100. With this, the company is moving forward to closely working with a number of global mobile carriers and partners that they did not name to bring 5G to the market quickly.

The Exynos Modem 5100 also offers Radio Frequency IC (RFIC), Envelope Tracking (ET) and Power Management IC (PMIC) solutions, all of which will be available to customers by the end of 2018.

Source: Samsung Newsroom

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