Mediatek today unveiled at at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou the Helio M70, its first 5G baseband chipset, set to launch next year.
The Helio M70 is among the first wave of 5G multi-mode integrated baseband chipsets. It is a multimode chipset with 2G/3G/4G/5G-enabled support. It supports 5G radio (NR), along with the standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures, the sub-6GHz frequency band, high power user equipment (HPUE), and other key 5G technologies. It’s designed in compliance with the 3GPP Rel-15 new specifications with 5 Gbps data rate, leading the industry to support carrier aggregation.
The MediaTek Helio M70 baseband chipset supports LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC) while also ensuring that mobile devices are backward compatible with 4G/3G/2G in the absence of 5G networks.
Partnering with China Mobile in 5G development, MediaTek supports not only in 5G standards development and testing, but also in building an industry ecosystem, helping global operators achieve their 5G network roadmap goals in 2019.
The MediaTek Helio M70 baseband chipset is available now, and is expected to ship in the second half of 2019.