MediaTek unveils new 7nm chipset for 5G smartphones

Working to ensure that the 5G wave touches low-cost handsets, Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Wednesday introduced its 7nm 5G system-on-chip (SoC) designed to power the first wave of 5G smartphones at Computex 2019 here.

The integrated 5G chipset, with the MediaTek Helio M70 5G modem built in, includes ARM’s Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU and the company’s most advanced AI processing unit (APU) to meet the power and performance demands of 5G.

“Everything about this chip is designed for the first wave of flagship 5G devices. The leading-edge technology in this chipset makes it the most powerful 5G SoC announced to date and puts MediaTek at the forefront of 5G design,” MediaTek President Joe Chen said in a statement here.

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