MediaTek innovations at MWC 2018 target 4G and 5G device makers

MediaTek Helio P60
Global chipset company MediaTek is trying to grab more attention for its 5G innovations competing with Qualcomm and Intel.

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MediaTek is demonstrating the sub-6GHz prototype platform, mmWave antenna module, and 5G NR technology. MediaTek is preparing its 5G solution targeting smartphones, terminal formats such as Internet-of-Things and modem modules.

The semiconductor company did not reveal the name of OEMs, who will be buying the latest 5G chipsets for launching their latest 5G devices.

MediaTek said the latest MediaTek Helio P60 chip features a multi-core AI processing unit (mobile APU) and MediaTek’s NeuroPilot AI technology. Its designers are promising that Arm Cortex A73 and A53 processor mix delivers up to 70 percent CPU performance over the Helio P23 and Helio P30. 70 percent GPU performance enhancement is yet another benefit to smartphone OEMs.

The target of MediaTek Helio P60 chip is to get attention from mid-range smartphone manufacturing firms in telecom markets including India.

“The new MediaTek Helio P60 changes everything about what consumers can expect in a smartphone,” said TL Lee, general manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit.

The cost effective MediaTek Helio P60 chipset brings consumers flagship features like deep-learning facial detection, object and scene identification, fluid gaming experiences, and smarter camera functions.

The MediaTek Helio P60 features four Arm A73 2.0 GHz processors and four Arm A53 2.0 GHz processors in an octa-core big. LITTLE configuration. MediaTek Helio P60 offers up to 12 percent more efficiency and up to 25 percent more power efficient in highly demanding games.

MediaTek Helio P60’s three image signal processors increase power efficiency by using 18 percent less power for dual-cameras set-ups.

MediaTek Helio P60 features 4G LTE WorldMode modem, dual 4G VoLTE and TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology to provide seamless global connectivity.

GSMA said 4G will become the lead mobile network technology in 2019 at more than 3 billion and will continue to dominate over the period to 2025. Developing markets are driving overall 4G connections growth.

Of the 2.5 billion new 4G connections over the next eight years, 1.1 billion will come from three major markets in Asia including India, China and Indonesia and a further 1 billion will come from Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Meanwhile, MediaTek and China Mobile announced the launch of a joint R&D project on 5G terminals. The aim of the joint effort is to accelerate the maturity of 5G chips and end devices for scale testing in 2018, preliminary rollout in 2019, and the commercial rollout targeted for 2020.