Samsung reportedly prepping an Exynos chipset with a Cat. 10 LTE modem, can we say Galaxy S6?

Samsung reportedly prepping an Exynos chipset with a Cat. 10 LTE modem, can we say Galaxy S6?
Roughly half a month ago, Qualcomm revealed its Cat. 10 Gobi 9x45 LTE modem, which can theoretically achieve speeds of 450Mbps, roughly a time and a half faster than the current top-tier standard, LTE Cat. 6. According to Qualcomm, this new LTE modem will arrive sometime in 2015. Unfortunately, it won't be among the highlights of the Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is expected to grace some of the hottest phones of 2015 (but let's hope it won't be delayed!). Nonetheless, Qualcomm's chipset could end up in some of the subsequent variations of the chipset.

Well, similar to the more recent high-end Samsung devices, it is wildly-speculated that the Galaxy S6 will come in two different flavors, a Qualcomm and an Exynos one, and the most recent round of rumors regarding the latter claims that the South Korea giant is prepping to equip its next Exynos chipset with a tri-band LTE Cat. 10 modem as well. What's more, Samsung is believed to be manufacturing said modem on its own.

There is no word if such an LTE Cat. 10-enabled Exynos chipset will power the Galaxy S6 by default or Samsung will once again "merely" resort to an LTE Cat. 6 one for its 2015 flagship. The speedier modem can end up inside a limited variation of the device, similar to the South Korea-only Galaxy S5 LTE-A.

What's more, one of the larger South Korean carriers, LG U+, is believed to be developing a tri-band LTE carrier aggregation, which might have gone live by the end of the current year - this will potentially allow data transfer speed of up to 450Mbps over LTE. 

source: Naver (translated) via GForGames

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11 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Does this really matter? No. Carriers will take years before giving this kind of speed. A better GPU like Mali T760 MP10 will be much more practical.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

MP10.. Wtf really?

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Why not. It's already very power efficient and MP10 will enable it to match the tegra k1 GPU.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I say Galaxy note 5 but cell phone companies don't provide that type of speeds anyway.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Heard all these rumours prior to launch of S5. We know how that turned out.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How about fine tuning touchwiz. It needs a huge overhaul.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't, really, but haters gotta hate. Note 4, the best large smartphone you can buy right now, by a huge margin!

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

he's just mad because the iphone wasn't mentioned in the article. lol TW is definitely a feature rich overlay. It could use some tweakage, but definitely doesnt need an overhaul... especially since it adds all that functionality AND increases battery life at the same time over a simple iphone. lol.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

However, they will tune touchwiz and the addition of Cat-10 won't stop them to do that

9. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

You are nothing but a hater.

10. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I love Touchwiz... very good.... I bought Nova, Apex and Spb 3d launchers but Touchwiz is the best for me..

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