MediaTek has confirmed that it will be unveiling its first 5G chipset at its annual Summit event on 26 November. Prior to this, the company had also debuted two other chips to its line-up earlier this year: the gaming-focused Helio G90, and the mid-range Helio P65 SoC.
According to Mediatek’s website, the upcoming chipset is based on the Helio M70 modem that supports 5G capabilities and is built on the 7nm die lithography. Additionally, the chipset features the ARM Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU.
Aside from that, the new chipset is also expected to support 4K video encoding and decoding at 60 fps, as well as the capability to work with smartphone camera sensors of up to 80MP resolution.
The Helio M70 modem, on the other hand, supports 5G standalone and non-standalone sub-6GHz networks, plus existing 2G, 3G and 4G networks. MediaTek claims that the modem could reach a peak throughput of 4.7Gbps download speeds on the sub-6GHz network.
In the development of the chipset and its technology, MediaTek collaborated with various companies such as OPPO, Vivo, Nokia, and Huawei, as well as cellular providers including China Mobile and NTT DOCOMO. The new 5G SoC is expected to enter the smartphone market in Q1 2020.