Samsung has been working on its 5G modem for some time now. This year at CES, Samsung has also showcased it, However, today, Samsung Announces World’s First 5G Modem. The company has named this modem, Exynos 5100. It’s the company’s first 5G modem and complies to the 3GPP standards.
Samsung promises to bring this 5G modem to the end consumer by the end of 2018
Like the current modem in Exynos 9810 chipset, the Exynos 5100 modem is also built on the 10nm manufacturing process. The modem supports legacy networks like 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE within a single chip solution.
The modem fully supports 5G networking hardware including sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum defined by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project). The chip can reach speeds of up to 2Gbps using the sub-6GHz frequency and up to 6Gbps on the mmWave. As compared to its predecessor, the modem is 1.7 times and 5 times faster transfer speeds using the sub-6GHz and the mmWave settings, respectively.
Moreover, Samsung promises to bring the modem to the end consumer by the end of 2018. Let’s see how early we will be able to use this technology.