During the CES 2018 event earlier this year, Samsung displayed its 5G modem for smartphones, but as to when it will be made available in the market, that information was not disclosed. Today, however, they finally announced the finished product and they called it the “Exynos Modem 5100” which happens to be the world’s first 5G modem fully compliant with 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) standards.
The Exynos 5100 modem is built on the 10nm process technology and supports legacy radio access technologies. With the 5G modem, users will be getting connections to 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.
Customer who has been anticipating the technology will be very excited as Samsung mentioned that 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, which are about 1.7 and five times the data transfer speeds of its predecessor respectively.
With all the 5G network finally coming to a reality, users cannot wait to get their hands on it. The good news is, you will no have to wait for long as Samsung announced that the Exynos 5100 modem will be available to customers by the end of 2018.
When it finally arrives, we can enjoy other technologies connected to it like IoT (Internet of Things), holograms, ultra-high resolution videos, real-time AI and autonomous driving technologies.
The announcement from Samsung today is to increase anticipation for the 5G modem and also to speed up development and commercialization of 5G mobile devices.