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Samsung’s new Exynos chips fuse LTE modems with application processors

Samsung Exynos processor (teaser 001)

Today, Samsung announced its newest processors, the Exynos ModAP. This new chip fuses an LTE-A modem with a quad-core processor, built on a 28nm process. Designed with efficiency in mind, Samsung’s new chip also maintains a cool temperature, which is why the company used a frosty image in yesterday’s teaser.

Samsung has been making its own mobile processors for several years and it’s highly likely that we’ll see the Exynos ModAP showing up in various devices, maybe even the Galaxy Note 4, which is rumored to be announced this fall at IFA in Berlin. In addition to an integrated quad-core processer and LTE modem, the ModAP features advanced image signal processing, which improves video capture and playback quality on devices with high resolution cameras.

The ModAP’s modem supports LTE Release 9 of 3GPP and Cat 4, at both duplex mode, FDD and TDD, along with legacy 2G and 3G mobile radios. Lastly, Samsung has introduced a new Exynos RF companion chip designed to enhance the way a device’s connectivity for tasks like data transfers.


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