MediaTek announces Helio M70, Its First 5G Ready Chipset
MediaTek has officially unveiled its latest chipset Helio M70, as promised earlier this month. The chipset comes with 5G capabilities and is built on the 7nm process, and is also the first platform that includes ARMâ€™s Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU. The announcement was part of this yearâ€™s Computex, taking place in Taiwan.
The 5G modem is integrated with the Helio M70, to allow all smartphones with the chipset to use the 5G standalone and non-standalone sub-6GHz networks. It as well 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 is expected to ready for shipment to manufacturers as from Q3 2019, this means 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 â€œin the coming months.â€ 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.