Although MediaTek has released its own 5G chip, it has not yet included support for the high-frequency millimeter wave band. There had been reports that MediaTek would launch a new, faster chip in the second half of 2020, but it now appears that the chip has been delayed and will only be seen in the second half of 2021.
MediaTek has postponed plans to roll out 5G chips in the millimeter-wave band and will begin mass production of them in the second half of 2021, according to a new report. The new chip may belong to the company’s current lineup of Skychips and may be a high-end chipset. In addition, we can expect the new chip to improve performance in CPU and GPU, not just in terms of network.
In addition, the new chip may be based on a 5nm process and integratethe arm Cortec A78/X1 architecture of the Mali G78 GPU. As a result, MediaTek may offer an updated version of the Sky1000-plus chip or a brand new name.
MediaTek and Qualcomm, two manufacturers that can supply processors and baseband chips to smartphone makers on a large scale, have significantly increased their presence in the smartphone processor market thanks to their strong performance in 5G.