Soon whenever Qualcomm earlier its most recent flagship mobile chipset — Snapdragon 855 — with support for 5G connectivity, its rival MediaTek has now officially announced the MediaTek Helio M70 5G baseband chipset in China, what was initially reported in Taiwan earlier this year.
The MediaTek Helio M70 is a multimode chipset with support for 2G/3G/4G/5G-enabled connectivity. It supports 5G radio (NR), along with the standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures, the sub-6GHz frequency band, high power user equipment (HPUE), and most key 5G technologies.
The company says that the chipset is built in compliance with the 3GPP Rel-15 new technical specs with 5 Gbps data rate, bringing the industry to support carrier aggregation. TL Lee, Over-all Manager of MediaTek Wireless Communications Division, said:
MediaTek is committed to providing the adoption of the most recent technologies. With the commercialization of the initial 5G baseband chipset, Helio M70, consumers will be capable to appreciate the exciting 5G experience in a mature and complete solution. In the future, 5G and AI application areas will continue to grow, enhancing the connected experience for users in areas this kind of as mobile smartphones or smart living.
The chipset plans to Supply an much better performance for consumers and close users. For this, the MediaTek Helio M70 baseband chipset supports 4G and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC) and ensures that the mobile gadgets are backward compatible with 4G/3G/2G in the absence of 5G networks.
According to MediaTek, the Helio M70 is capable to design and style a 5G terminal product with a slim design and style advantage, helping manufacturers to design and style smaller, lower power mobile devices. MediaTek has noted that the Helio M70 baseband chipset is now in the world and is coming to ship in gadgets in the second half of 2019.
Being a member of the “5G Product Forerunner Initiative”, MediaTek’s 5G solutions will be powering industry partners to drive forward the development of 5G gadgets. For the development of 5G tech, the manufacturer collaborated with industry leaders which include China Mobile, Huawei, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and others to establish a 5G industry ecosystem.