MediaTek is not especially famous outside markets like China and India, where the Taiwan-based semiconductor company controls an enormous number of ultra-affordable smartphones with low to mid-end specifications. However, the chipmaker, of course, needs to expand its worldwide footprint, as well as increase its high-end efforts in an attempt to give a stiffer challenge for Qualcomm’s industry-leading Snapdragon flagships.
A recently disclosed as yet anonymous processor could help MediaTek accomplish both those objectives, aiming to discover its way inside the “first wave of high-end 5G smartphones” sometime in early 2020.
A More Elegant 5G Solution than the Snapdragon 855
In fact, the primary batch of 5G-empowered handsets is as of now out, incorporating a state of the art Galaxy S10 variant and the LG V50 ThinQ. Even the Moto Z3 is capable of achieving madly high cellular speeds, from a certain point of view, after pairing the phone with an extraordinary Moto Mod. Said Mod has one significant thing practically with Samsung and LG’s ultra-high-end smartphones, as all three devices pack a Snapdragon X50 modem.
In charge of the 5G enchantment, the modem is not really built into the Snapdragon 855 platform, which is the place MediaTek comes in, touting a space-saving, energy-efficient, and blazing quick all-in-one package consisting of a hot new CPU and GPU, an in-house APU, and a coordinated 5G modem.
The last was really reported several months ago, promising 4.7 and 2.5 Gbps download and upload speeds individually… in parts of the world where the 5G framework will support those numbers come early 2020. With multi-mode technology, the Helio M70 modem will probably flawlessly switch from 5G to 4G, 3G, and even 2G to guarantee the best connectivity your network can give at all times.
An Amazing SoC Completely
While MediaTek is basically known for its low-cost chip structures, this unnamed bad boy resembles an absolute beast in each aspect, from its built-in 5G capabilities to its use of Arm’s brand-fresh Cortex A77 CPU and Mali G77 CPU. The two are relied upon to accompany with major performance improvements over their predecessors, and there’s a generally good possibility the whole next wave of Android high-enders will be powered by the A77 architecture.