The data transfer speed can theoretically reach 5 GB/s.
MediaTek will soon release a standalone modem Helio M70 with support for 5G. It will be manufactured at the plant TSMC with the use of 7-nanometer technology. Devices equipped with this chip will be available in the first half of next year.
In addition, MediaTek mobile processor designs with integrated 5G modem. This “system on a chip” is planned to announce the end of 2019, and smartphones on the new platform is likely to debut no earlier than 2020.
It is noted that the integration of 5G modem directly in the mobile processor will help to reduce the total cost of components for cellular phones of the next generation.
Overall, it is reported, MediaTek is currently reviewing budgets for research and development to accelerate the introduction of 5G technologies. Investing in solutions 5G will exceed the cost of 4G-projects.
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