MediaTek announces Helio M70 with 5G modem

MediaTek has officially introduced its latest chipset Helio M70, as promised earlier this month. It comes with 5G capabilities and is built on the 7nm process, and is also the first platform that includes ARM’s Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU. The announcement was part of this year’s Computex, taking place in Taiwan.

The 5G modem is integrated with the Helio M70, allowing all smartphones with the chipset to use the 5G standalone and non-standalone sub-6GHz networks. It also supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks, when the device is in an area not covered by 5G antennas. Joe Chen, MediaTek president, called the chip

the most powerful 5G SoC announced to date.

The new chipset will be ready to be shipped to manufacturers by Q3 2019, meaning products with it should hit market shelves at the beginning of 2020.

Apparently full specifications are not finalized – Mediatek will issue a separate announcement with the complete sheet “in the coming months.” Smartphone companies collaborating with the chipset company are Oppo and vivo, so we expect both BKK subsidiaries to launch actual 5G flagships in less than a year.

The current press release said the Helio M70 will reach a peak throughput of 4.7 Gbps download speeds (on the sub-6GHz network) and support New Radio (NR) 2 Component Carrier (CC). It will also be able to support 4K video encoding and decoding at 60fps and can work with smartphone camera sensorof up to 80 MP resolution.


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