If there was one feature missing in Samsung's Exynos chip, it was that there is no support for integrated LTE modem to connect to 4G networks.
However, Samsung's new quad-core Exynos ModAP, announced on Thursday, will be the first generation of integrated LTE Modem-AP solution with advanced 4G LTE connectivity, built on 28nm High-K Metal Gate Logic Process (HKMG) process.
In the past, Samsung's high-end phones have always had two versions for different markets - one with Exynos chip and the other featuring Qualcomm chips (with integrated LTE). In India, Samsung sells the Exynos version of their high-end phones, which makes sense since the 4G penetration is almost close to nil. It goes without saying that apart from LTE, the Exynos ModAP chip will also support the other mobile network standards like 2G and 3G.
Liliputing notes that the Exynos ModAP chip isn't the most powerful Exynos chip but it could be versatile and could possibly pave way for high-performance chips in the future. On the other hand, Samsung claims that multitasking on this low-powered chip will be faster and smoother. Also, it also has advanced 8-megapixel 30 fps Image Signal Processor (ISP) and a memory bandwidth of up to 6.4GB/s.
Earlier, the official Samsung Exynos Twitter handle posted an image that showcased a hashtag for Exynos Tomorrow (#ExynosTomorrow). The tweet said, "Tomorrow we have something new and exciting to show you. Stay tuned!"
Back in February, Samsung had unveiled two new Exynos processors - the Exynos 5422 (octa-core) and the Exynos 5 Hexa (the new hexa-core family, starting with Exynos 5260).
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