MediaTek recently held a press conference to announce its financial results for the first half of 2019. The Taiwanese company reported a 16.8% monthly increase in revenue. On the yearly front, the company reported an increase of 1.8%.
However, even in this press conference, there was another announcement that grabbed our attention. The company CEO Cai Lixing announced that MediaTek will deliver samples of its 5G SoC with the Helio M70 modem in Q3 2019. Mass production of this new 7nm chipset will start in Q1 2020. According to Lixing, this will be right in time for the 5G revolution.
The 5G modem will have ARM architecture with Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU. The baseband will support the Sub-6GHz frequency. We also expect camera support of up to 80MP and 4K video recording at up to 60fps.
The 5G modem is built in a chipset, but the chipset’s name is not yet confirmed. We will keep you notified of updates as they come up.
MediaTek’s chipset will be available by the time of 5G rollout from the Telecommunication department of the nations. It would be great to see first-ever 5G Soc in use.