Samsung Unveils Exynos Modem with 5G Connectivity

5G is on its way for 2019 and 2020. 5G will bring along faster speeds and will enable a much higher bandwidth rate. 

Samsung has announced they have created a 5G cellular modem chip with Exynos Modem 5100.


  • 5G NR – Sub-6GHz, mmWave
  • Supported Modes (Backward compatibility)
    • 4G – LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD
    • 2G – CDMA, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink Features
    • 8CA (Carrier Aggregation) in 5G NR up to 6 Gbps (mmWave) and up to 2Gbps (Sub-6GHz)
    • 8CA (Carrier Aggregation) in LTE up to 1.6 Gbps
    • 4×4 MIMO
    • FD-MIMO
    • Up to 256-QAM in sub-6GHz
    • Up to 64-QAM in mmWave
  • Uplink Features
    • 2CA (Carrier Aggregation) in 5G NR
    • 2CA (Carrier Aggregation) in LTE
    • Up to 256-QAM in sub-6GHz
    • Up to 64-QAM in mmWave
  • Process – 10nm FinFET Process (10LPP)

The Samsung Exynos Modem 5100 will be available at the end of 2018 so we should start seeing this modem implemented in consumer devices sometime in 2019.

Samsung Detailed Product Page

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