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5G network – the brand new kid in the block that quickly attracted everybody’s attention.
The fifth-generation wireless (5G) is the latest iteration of cellular technology, engineered to greatly offer faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.
With its cutting-edge network technology, 5G should offer connections that its speed is way faster than currently available connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps
While the whole world is gradually adopting the new wireless network, the official launch will be sometime around 2020.
Meanwhile, Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm have already introduced chipsets with capabilities to support 5G modems, and next in line appears to be Mediatek.
The Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer announced “it’s almost time” for “smart to meet fast” and the new 5G AI product will arrive in May, meaning we have few days tops until the unveiling of the new platform.
Mediatek Helio M70 was initially introduced as the 5G platform by the company, but is yet to arrive officially or to ship to actual smartphone manufacturers.
We don’t know whether the new chipset will have the 5G modem built in or it will actually be an official launch of the M70, but with such a timeline, we are hardly going to see any devices sporting this chip by the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, the top priority for Mediatek is a combination of 5G+AI and the 12 nm Helio P90 arrived with independent AI processing unit, capable of reaching gigabit speeds for AI calculations.
Mediatek claims it can track the human body and read particular gestures, giving birth to smart beauty body and live broadcast of video with background blur on the spot.