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MediaTek announces its arrival in the 5G market

At the Computex trade fair currently being held in Taiwan’s capital Taipei, local brand MediaTek announced the arrival of a new ultra-powerful 5G-compatible processor, placing the company in direct competition with the industry leader in the high-end smartphones, the American Qualcomm and its Snapdragon 855.

MediaTek attacks Qualcomm on 5G ground with announcement of new processor

illustration of the upcoming 5G technology, for which MediaTek has just developed a new ultra powerful processor

Unlike its US competitor, the innovation of this new Taiwan-made processor lies in its integration of a 5G modem, unlike the Snapdragon 855 which must for its part be coupled to the Snapdragon X50. This added value puts the Asian brand back on the board of equipment manufacturers, thereby enhancing its position hitherto confined to cheap products. Equipped with 7nm burning performance, the Cortex-A77 CPU and the Mali-G77 GPU from ARM, this new processor with an unknown name now promises significantly higher performance than the future mobile terminals it will equip. Coupled with 5G autonomous (SA) and non-autonomous (NSA) technologies and the MediaTek APU, speeds of up to 4.7 Gb / s download and 2.5 Gb / s upload are announced by the manufacturer.

With this new processor, MediaTek goes upmarket

At Computex 2019 in Taipei, MediaTek announced the arrival of a new 5G compatible processor

“This chip, the most powerful ever to be announced, was designed to equip future peripherals and its cutting-edge technology makes the company a leader in the deployment of 5G on high-end terminals” declared MediaTek CEO Joe Chen..

“This Most Powerful 5G SoC Chipset Ever Announced, Makes MediaTek the Engine of 5G Deployment” Joe Chen, CEO of MediaTek

MediaTek's New 5G Soc Chip Announced as Most Powerful Smartphone Ever Made

Hitherto limited to low and mid-range markets because of Qualcomm’s dominant position on superior products and the self-sufficiency of Samsung and Huawei, MediaTek therefore seems to be on the verge of reviewing its strategy and positioning, attacking the American directly on his land. A choice that does not seem trivial in view of the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, which would therefore place the Taiwanese in a good position to become a partner of choice for the Apple brand..

The legal war between Apple and Qualcomm could well benefit the Taiwanese brand

The Apple Qualcomm war could benefit MediaTek and its 5G chip, a possible future OEM for iPhone

MediaTek predicts that its new chip will equip its first smartphones by the first quarter of 2020.