On May 22, MediaTek announced that its first 5G+AI chip will be officially released in May. MediaTek took to its official Weibo handle to announce this news. It said “You have been waiting for a long time, 5G and AI, see you in May!” This Weibo post also comes with a GIF image with the phrase “What happens when SMART meets FAST? MediaTek 5G and AI, Its almost here, Expect incredible in May”
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As the only mobile phone processor manufacturer on the market that competes with Qualcomm, MediaTek has its own 5G baseband chip solution, the Helio M70. At the MWC conference in 2019, the Helio M70 hit aa top speed of 4.2Gbps (download speed approx. 540M per second). So it is not difficult to guess that the MediaTek chip that will be launched in May should be the next-generation flagship processor that integrates (or plugs in) the M70 baseband. Is it the rebirth of the X-series? In any case, this is not good news for Qualcomm. Although MediaTek is far behind Qualcomm this year and faded out of the public view, its processors have not missed the mobile phone market. The OPPO R15 equipped with Helio P60 won the title of the best-selling smartphone in 2018.