Samsung has unveiled its second generation 5G chipset (SoC) that might arrive in markets in 2022. The new chipsets were unveiled at Samsung Networks: Redefined, a virtual public event showcasing its latest 5G innovations to the world.
The new chipsets are 3GPP Rel. 16 compliant and have a third-gen mmWave Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) chip, a second-generation 5G modem SoC, and a Digital Front End (DFE)-RFIC integrated chip.
Speaking about the new chipsets, Junehee Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics said, “This newly unveiled chipset is the fundamental component of our state-of-art 5G solutions, developed through a long-standing R&D effort that enables Samsung to be at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge 5G technologies”.
The third-gen mmWave RFIC chip supports 28 GHz and 39 GHz spectrum bands. This significantly brings more efficiency while minimizes power consumption. It also comes at a reduced physical size, making it more compact and lightweight. The antenna size in it reduces by almost 50 percent. Reportedly, Samsung will ingrate this chip in its next-gen 5G Compact Macro.
Meanwhile, the second-gen 5G Modem SoC chip supports both below-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum. This SoC is capable of beamforming and will assure more power efficiency for the company’s next-gen 5G Compact Macro and Massive MIMO radio.
Its third, DFE-RFIC Integrated Chip effectively doubles frequency bandwidth, and reduces the size, and also increases output power for Samsung’s next-gen products. It combines both digital and analog front ends for both below-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum. Read all of the probable Spectrum bands for 5G in Nepal.
Samsung’s 6G Test
Recently, Samsung also tickled everyone with its 6G lab test in terahertz frequency. Samsung ran the 6G test in 140 GHz frequency and a bandwidth of 2 GHz and achieved a throughput of 6.2 Gbps over a distance of 15 m. While we do not expect the sixth-gen commercial rollout any time before, Samsung is solidifying its lead against its immediate competitors in the equipment race.
With Samsung accelerating its 5G innovations, the competitors will be alert. Especially, Huawei will take notice of Samsung’s 5G progress. The Chinese tech firm has seen a sharp fall in its market value due to heavy US sanctions and European snubs. If this inverse situation continues, Samsung might even take the lead in the telco gear race leaving all behind. Samsung has a pervasive smartphone customer base across the world. With its own 5G equipment, and smartphones eco-system, it could potentially draw its 5G synergy across the world. Find all of the Samsung Mobiles Available in Nepal along with detailed specs and price.
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