MediaTek Schedules 5G Processor Launch for November 26, Helio M70 5G Chipset Expected


MediaTek has been pretty active this entire year around and has left no stone unturned to compete with the likes of the more known chipset manufacturers like Qualcomm and Huawei. The company launched the MediaTek G90 gaming chipset back in the month of July and it got a lot of appreciation. Now, the company is aiming to enter the world of 5G both in the flagship as well as the mid-range segment of Android. The company is all geared up to unveil its 5G chipset on November 26. Amongst the processors the company is expected to unveil during the launch event, the MediaTek Helio M70 5G chipset is the most anticipated and awaited.

MediaTek 5G processor launch scheduled for November 26

As known, MediaTek has already prepped up the Helio M70 5G modem that utilizes the sub-6GHz frequency to deliver 5G connectivity. The company has already confirmed that the chipset will go commercial in Q1 2020. It stands to reason that the company will unveil the same on November 26 during the MediaTek Summit (which is right ahead of the upcoming Qualcomm Summit, by the way). As far as which devices are going to make use of the M70 chipset, the most noteworthy device which is coming soon (and is allegedly going to sport the M70 SoC) is the Redmi K30.

Starting things off with the affordable Helio M70 SA/NSA dual-mode 5G modem which will most likely be used with the chipset dubbed the MT6873, the chipset will most likely feature Cortex-A76 cores and a 7nm FinFET process. The MT6873 is tipped to see a size reduction of about 25% when compared to the previous generation MT6885 chipset. This one, however, is not tipped to enter mass production somewhere around Q2, 2020, so we should expect the company’s affordable 5G plans to be a reality somewhere in the middle of the next year.

GSMArena has even shared some real images of the chipset. Sadly, no official hardware specifications are available as of now.

Looking closely at the leaked images, we can see that the upcoming MediaTek chipset will come with the MT6885Z designation. In case you are unaware, the MT6885Z is the same chipset that got leaked a little while ago. And, if the previous rumors are to be believed, the MT6885Z will be a flagship-level chipset and will be based on a 7nm silicon chip.

Some of the alleged specifications of the chipset are –

  • Cortex-A77 CPU core
  • Mali-G77 CPU core
  • sub-6 GHz frequency support
  • third-generation AI processing engine
  • camera support of up to 80MP images
  • 4K 60fps video recording

Furthermore, the company’s plans also include a TSMC’s 6nm process that is also allegedly going to be unveiled during the same event.

As of now, there is nothing much known about the upcoming MediaTek chipsets, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming range of the MediaTek 5G chipsets? What are you expecting out of them? Do let us know in the comments section below.