We’re slowly getting into that part of the year where announcements from OEMs come in scores. Today, Samsung started it off with the announcement of the Exynos ModAP chip.
The SoC houses a quad-core CPU and features an on-board LTE modem, in line with today’s requirements. The ModAP comes with FDD + TD LTE, making it an all round solution for smartphone manufacturers.
Another announcement from Samsung, namely the Exynos 5433 is being anticipated. The chip is expected to be featured on this years version of the Galaxy Note, i.e., the Galaxy Note 4 which should see a release in the coming few months. Anyway, coming back to the ModAP, the chipset supports speeds of up to LTE-A, which as SamMobile rightly suggests, puts Samsung in the league of Qualcomm.
The quad-core CPU on the SoC features a 28nm manufacturing process, with an unspecified clock speed. Quite clearly, the SoC will invariably be found powering entry-level to mid-range LTE phones, which have seen a rise of late. With MediaTek and other budget SoC makers quickly looking to jump on the LTE wagon, it was only about time that Samsung pulled of something like this.