A few months ago, the Asian manufacturer announced the modem MediaTek Helio M70, the first solution of the brand dedicated to the standard of connectivity 5G. To date, there are various confirmations on this particular product and its operation.
MediaTek Helio M70 will be a standalone solution and will already arrive in the 2019
The modem MediaTek Helio M70 it will be a standalone solution to be integrated on board the new smartphones and will be marketed as from the first half of the 2019. Instead, to deal with the first SoC fully voted on 5G you will have to wait for the 2020.
L'Helio M70 is carried out in collaboration with TSMC with process a 7 nm and according to various rumors, it seems that the manufacturer is not aimed only at Android devices; one of the central objectives would be to grab the 5G modem supply for the future iPhone di Apple.
MTK Helio P70 arriving in October with a dedicated NPU
Investments on the new connectivity standard and towards the section Research and development they have been particularly intense and a collaboration with Cupertino would certainly be very welcome. In fact, the main manufacturers prefer SoCs already developed according to the 5G because of the lower costs compared to a standalone solution. In reverse, Apple would be more inclined to an external module (as happened so far) and certainly there would be no problems with the price.
It remains to be seen how much is true in these latest rumors, but above all we must see if the US company will really decide to resort to MediaTek for his modem.
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