MediaTek’s 5G SoC with Helio M70 Modem to be available in the market in Q1 2020


MediaTek held a press conference today to announce its financial results for H1 2019. The Taiwanese company reported a 16.8% monthly increase in revenue and 1.8% on a year over year basis. Along with that, the company disclosed some details about its upcoming 5G SoC.

According to MediaTek’s CEO,  Cai Lixing, the firm will deliver the first samples of its 5G SoCs featuring the Helio M70 modem during Q3 2019. When it comes to the manufacture in large scale, the CEO states that MediaTek’s will be ready for the 5G revolution by Q1 2020. That confirms a report made in the last month.


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Some early details about the 5G modem where disclosed a few weeks ago. We already know that the modem will be built-in a new chipset. However, the chipset’s name is still unknown. Of course, it will have ARM architecture with Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 CPU.

Moreover, the 5G ready chipset will support the Sub-6 GHz frequency. Other specs include third-generation AI, camera support of up to 80 MP and 4K 60fps video recording. We expect to see companies from the BBK group, such as Vivo and Oppo, among the first companies to adopt the MediaTek 5G SoC. Of course, Xiaomi may also repeat its long-standing partnership with the Taiwanese manufacturer.

MediaTek’s gaming platforms (Helio G90 and G90T) along with the new 5G chipset have the potential to bring the company’s back to its former place.

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