MediaTek announces new 5G SoC

While the 5G wars rage on, MediaTek just announced its first premium looking 5G System on a Chip. The Chinese chip giant claims that the new Mali G-77 power 7nm SoC’s Helio M70 5G modem will have download speeds of upto 4.7 Gbps and upload speeds of over 2.5 Gbps.

MediaTek says this early version of its 5G chips is aimed at sub 6GHz technologies. The company expects to ship mmWave versions of its chips as the technology matures going into 2020. Which is also when you can expect the first phones powered by the Helio M70 modem.

Not bad for a company that got started making chips for the crappy Chinese phones of yore.