MediaTek Announces 5G SoC for Affordable-Flagship 5G Phones in Early 2020
MediaTek today announced its first SoC (system-on-chip) for flagship-class phones, which also includes 5G. The unnamed chip uses the new Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU architectures announced by ARM earlier this week. The integrated, multi-mode Helio M70 modem supports 5G in the sub-6 GHz bands used today for 4G (not mmWave). It supports both TDD and FDD bands, dynamic spectrum sharing between 4G and 5G, and 2CC for using 2 5G bands simultaneously. It also includes MediaTek's own AI processor technology. It uses the latest, most-efficient 7nm chip fabrication technology. The chip is capable of supporting advanced multimedia, including cameras up to 80 megapixels, and 4K video at 60 fps. Multiple phone makers have committed to using the chip in commercial phones, which are expected to ship in the 1st quarter of 2020.
Dec 4, 2019
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 865, its new top-end chipset to power flagship phones in 2020. Unlike most previous Snapdragon chips, the 865 is split into two physical chips: the main processor chip and a separate radio modem chip that includes a 5G modem based on the company's X55 5G modem.
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Feb 27, 2018
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
Oct 24, 2018
MediaTek today announced the Helio P70, a refreshed system-on-a-chip that goes head-to-head with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 and 700 series for sub-flagship devices. The Helio P70 is based on a 64-bit, octa-core CPU built from ARM Cortex A73 and A53 cores with clock speeds up to 2.1 GHz.
Dec 5, 2018
Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment.
Main concentration being Snapdragon and Exynos due to their main proliferation in the North American Market with Samsung, Motorola, LG mainly.