At this year’s Computex in Taiwan, MediaTek officially unveiled its latest chipset, the Helio M70. It’s been a while since the company announced a high-end SoC, so this was unexpected but welcome news.
Includes the latest ARM Cortex-A77 CPU and the Mali G-77 GPU. It is based on a 7 nm process and MediaTek says it is designed to boost the first wave of high-end 5G phones.
The built-in 5G modem integrates with the Helio M70, which allows all smartphones with the chip set to use the 5G independent and non-autonomous 6GHz networks. Of course, it comes with support for 2G, 3G and 4G networks.
MediaTek president Joe Chen calls the chip “the most powerful SoC 5G announced to date.”
We will have to see benchmarks to see how it compares to the likes of Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820.
The 5G Helio M70 modem can manage maximum download speeds of 4.7 Gbps and maximum upload speeds of 2.5 Gbps, along with multimode support for 2G / 3G / 4G and a dynamic power distribution that allocates a bandwidth of 5G for applications specific to improve the efficiency of the modem power by 50%.
It can also support encoding and decoding from 4K video to 60FPS and can work with smart phone cameras with a resolution of up to 80MP.
The chipset will be ready to be sent to manufacturers for the third quarter of this year. This means that smartphones with the new chip set should arrive no later than 2020 or before the end of 2019.