Final 12 months, MediaTek launched its first 5G modem, dubbed the Helio M70, within the Dimensity 1000 collection of processors. The modem helps 5G at frequencies beneath 6GHz, however millimeter wave frequencies had been lacking for greater speeds.
Now MediaTek publicizes the brand new Helio M80 and in reality it’s the firm’s first 5G modem to help millimeter waves. The modem gives obtain speeds of as much as 7.67 bps, whereas add speeds attain 3.76 Gbps. It additionally represents a substantial enhance over the speeds of 4.7Gbps and a pair of.5Gbps of the predecessor, respectively.
The brand new modem additionally helps 5G connectivity at frequencies beneath 6GHz with aggregation of greater than two carriers, 5G on twin SIM, along with 5G NSA and SA modes.
MediaTek additionally included quite a lot of extra options, equivalent to “UltraSave” know-how for larger power effectivity. So I count on 5G energy consumption to remain in test in comparison with 4G connectivity.
Sadly, it would not look like we should always look ahead to the brand new modem anytime quickly. MediaTek says that the Helio M80 shall be examined for purchasers “later in 2021,” suggesting that the primary smartphones based mostly on this cell platform will arrive later this 12 months or in 2022.