Recently, Samsung announced that it has started mass production of 5G chips, including the 5G multi-mode chipset released in August last year, Exynos Modem 5100, which is the world’s first compatible 3GPP 5G new air interface (5G-NR) standard. This chip is equipped in the Galaxy S10 5G version.
In addition, Samsung said that the mass production of its single-chip RF transceiver Exynos RF 5500 and power modulator solution Exynos SM 5800 has also started. The Exynos RF 5500 features 14 receiver paths for download, 4×4 MIMO and high-order 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) for data transmission in 5G networks; the Exynos SM 5800 delivers high-speed data transfer within the device while increasing power efficiency by 30%.
All three chips support the 5G-NR sub-6GHz spectrum and traditional wireless access technology. However, for the Galaxy S10 5G version sold abroad, some will use Qualcomm’s X50 chip as a modem.