In the past if we were to look at the majority of smartphones, there is a good chance a good many of them would be powered by Qualcomm’s technology. However, with 5G now poised to be the next standard in mobile connectivity, it looks like Samsung wants to try and muscle their way into the market.


The company has recently announced that they will be beginning the mass production of its 5G chips, namely the Exynos Modem 5100 and the Exynos RF 5500, along with the Exynos SM 5800. According to Inyup Kang, president of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics, “Our multi-mode solutions, the Exynos Modem 5100, Exynos RF 5500 and Exynos SM 5800 will together enable powerful yet energy-efficient 5G performance along with the network versatility that allows users to stay connected wherever they are.”

As to what this means for consumers, we should point out that over in South Korea, the 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 was tested on one of the country’s carriers, SK Telecom, where with the use of triple aggregation, it achieved whopping speeds of up to 4Gbps. Of course, this does not mean that we can actually get those speeds, but it does show the potential of Samsung’s tech and also 5G.

The mass production is also an indication that Samsung is hoping to put more of its 5G tech into other smartphones besides its own. Recently it has been reported that Apple’s 5G iPhone could be delayed to 2021 as they are having difficulty getting the necessary components, and that there is a slight chance that they might have to end up sourcing from Samsung.

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