Early when Qualcomm earlier its newest flagship mobile chipset — Sd 855 — with support for 5G connectivity, its rival MediaTek has currently formally noted the MediaTek Helio M70 5G baseband chipset in China, which was initially reported in Taiwan announced 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 major 5G technologies.
The company says that the chipset is designed in compliance with the 3GPP Rel-15 fresh specifications with 5 Gbps data rate, bringing the industry to support carrier aggregation. TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek Wireless Communications Division, said:
MediaTek is committed to advertising the adoption of the latest technologies. With the commercialization of the first 5G baseband chipset, Helio M70, customers will be in a position to appreciate the exciting 5G performance from a mature and complete solution. In the future, 5G and AI application components will continue to grow, enhancing the connected experience for users in areas these types of as mobile phones or smart living.
The chipset aims to make an improved experience for consumers and close users. For this, the MediaTek Helio M70 baseband chipset supports LTE 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 in a position to design and style a 5G terminal smartphone with a slim design advantage, helping manufacturers to design and style smaller, lower power mobile gadgets. MediaTek has noted that the Helio M70 baseband chipset is presently in the world and is coming to ship in gadgets in the second half of 2019.
Being a member of the “5G Smartphone Forerunner Initiative”, MediaTek’s 5G solutions will be powering industry partners to drive forward the development of 5G gadgets. For the development of 5G technology, the company collaborated with industry leaders like China Mobile, Huawei, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and others to establish a 5G industry ecosystem.