Samsung announces world's first 5G modem - the Exynos 5100

15 August 2018
It can reach 5 times the speeds of its predecessor using the 5G network.

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  • Anonymous

Then all that's missing is upgrading existing towers and putting in more.

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Huawei will be the leader of 5G.. samsung is trying to catc... moreWhat does being leader of this new network have to do with anything? Tell me who the leader of 4G. The answer is 'nobody care'.

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018The headline is incorrect. It's not the first 5G modem, but... moreSo it's the first modem that deserves to be called a 5G modem. Because if you are not fully compliant, then you are not compliant.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Huawei have spent ages on it and samsung have the history o... moreSamsung has also been working on modems for years. They are leaders in semi conductor or did you forget?

Miike Hunt, 15 Aug 2018But it won't be in the S10? Wtf...Perhaps it will be, since its too early to tell

Miike Hunt, 15 Aug 2018But it won't be in the S10? Wtf...Last time I checked standalone modems eat battery for lunch.

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Huawei have spent ages on it and samsung have the history o... moreLMAO I could say the same about Samsung's work on the flexible panel and Huawei's rush to release the first smartphone with a foldable screen.
Huawei's been in telecomms for a long time, but their Kirins' integrated modems never won any throughput tests.

  • Anonymous

Miike Hunt, 15 Aug 2018But it won't be in the S10? Wtf...You're wrong...S10 won't be the 1st to launch with 5G...probably it'll be the 2nd or 3rd to come with 5G onboard

  • Anonymous

AnonD-241270, 15 Aug 2018Ouch, some news here saying qualcomm did it first, now tell... moreThe headline is incorrect. It's not the first 5G modem, but the first 5G modem fully compliant with 3GPP Release 15.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Possibly being the first to rush something doesn't make you... moreHuawei have spent ages on it and samsung have the history of rushing

  • Mes4

Whoever the phonemaker, the one which will be use 5G will only use either snapdragon or exynos chipset for now. Kirin will soon release since Huawei is also top 5g vendor (i mean bts station etc) maybe they will release later since the full 5g standard hasnt finished, next year is the time. It's great to wait the implementation, because massive mimo is the real deal.

But it won't be in the S10? Wtf...

  • Tucking_Fypo

TearLight, 15 Aug 2018i have a 2017 phone cat12 600/150 mbps specs but my fastest... moreHope the 3rd Service Provider (TESLA) will change things for the better mate. That if PH would allow them to have business here.

i have a 2017 phone cat12 600/150 mbps specs but my fastest speed is 30 mbps (download) and max 60mbps(10%), my country(ph) is not ready for 5g speeds lol monopoly sucks.. i hope we can adpot in 2021 hahaha

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Hopefully this gets us closer to exynos devices in the US. ... more*more generations... Not note generations lol. Though that does sometimes include the note.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Huawei will be the leader of 5G.. samsung is trying to catc... morePossibly being the first to rush something doesn't make you the leader

  • Anonymous

Hopefully this gets us closer to exynos devices in the US.
Yes the s845 is better this time around. But that's because a lot of work and focus was put on a new wide core design. And more about show than real world use which is more limited.
But exynos has great track record.
And most of the time is better in cpu, audio, and efficiency. And even gpu has been on par or better in note generations than people believe.

Next year could see a much better refined cpu design.

  • Anonymous

Huawei will be the leader of 5G.. samsung is trying to catch up.

The end of 2019 will prove it.

  • Anonymous

EnthusiastK, 15 Aug 2018the only thing that will wow me any time soon is MicroLED o... moreAnd graphene batteries

Anonymous, 15 Aug 2018Which G is my 128 kbps network?That's 2G speed!

It happens in my country with all theoretical speed of 4G, it barely exceeds the first gen 3G modem (3,1MBpS). Though it will eventually reach that 5G speed,Now I don't see it practical apart from marketing to increase the pricing.