MediaTek to announce a 5G-capable chipset in November 26

Taiwan’s semiconductor company is trying to compete with ACE chipset manufacturers such as MediaTek, Qualcomm and Huawei. With the recently launched Helio G90-series SoC, the company has proven that it can design a chipset that provides power, performance and efficiency. Now, MediaTek has scheduled a schedule later this month for a major announcement.

MediaTek will unveil the 5G-enabled chipset on 26 November. The semiconductor firm was previously focused on gaming, and therefore introduced a gaming-focused chip – the MediaTek G90 in the middle of this year.

MediaTek 5G chipset wide
The chipset featured in the promo material has the MT6885Z designation. Cross-referencing states that with earlier leaks, we can assume that this upcoming flagship-grade 7nm silicon is gearing up for partners like MediaTek Oppo and Vivo, ”the report said.

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Rumored specifications of the MT6885 SoC may include Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 CPU core. The new chipset will be built on 7nm process. It reportedly will also come with sub-6 GHz frequency support for 5G connectivity. We will know about other details when MediaTek discloses this on 26 November.

MediaTek Helio M70 5G SoC
Earlier this year in May, MediaTek announced a new chipset at Computex 2019. The flagship chipset comes integrated with the Helio M70 5G modem. This chipset is based on the 7nm process and has an ARM Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU. The new CPU promises a 20 percent performance jump. On the other hand, the Mali-G77 GPU is based on the new Vallhal architecture, which offers performance improvements of up to 40 percent.

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MediaTek did not announce an official naming. It said that the new SoC will be ready for lead customer sampling in the third quarter of 2019 and will be in commercial equipment by the first quarter of 2020. The chipset MediaTek is expected to be announced on 26 November. We will end with a naming nomenclature for the same.

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