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Samsung snubs Apple on 5G modem supply
« on: April 03, 2019, 07:21:07 AM »
Thanks to the patent war with Qualcomm reaching a crescendo mode, last year Apple's iPhones shipped exclusively with "Intel inside" as far as cellular connectivity is concerned. That, however, is not an ideal solution for Apple, as Intel's modems are behind the curve when it comes to features, so it has been shopping around for other options.

Apple could go with Samsung, Huawei or MediaTek's 5G modems, but each of those choices comes with severe drawbacks. Samsung will likely charge an arm and a leg for its 5G brainchild, America's homeland security institutions would balk at Huawei's involvement due to geopolitical considerations, while MediaTek simply isn't up to par yet.

SAMSUNG'S 5G MODEM OPTION IS OUT FOR APPLE, BUT WHOSE IS IN?

Surprise, surprise, even those unpalatable options have now become harder to pick from, as Korean media is reporting today that Samsung has declined Apple's advances for its Exynos 5100 5G modem. Not only does the company need its production for the Galaxy S10 5G that will be shipping tomorrow in Korea but it could very well need it for the Note 10, too.

Samsung, it turns out, is simply unable to churn out 5G modems in the quality and quantity that Apple would demand, or so it claims. According to one "electronics industry official" there:


Apple inquired about the supply of 5G modem chip from Samsung Electronics System LSI division. However, we know that Samsung Electronics System LSI answered that the supply volume of its smartphone 5G modem chip is insufficient.


 

 

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