MediaTek introduced its Helio M70 5G modem back in May, but we are still waiting for an official unveiling of the whole chipset. It will be built on the 7nm FinFET process and will be for Oppo and vivo flagships.
Today, a report from China said the Taiwanese manufacturer is planning to have another 7 nm SoC, but this time it will be at a more affordable price and should go into midrangers.
According to MyDrivers, a website that is usually on point with most reports from China and the region, the architecture should be the same as the MT6885 (that’s the chipset with the Helio M70 modem), but the chip size will be smaller and the cost will be reduced. Mass production is expected in Q2 2020, meaning market availability sits at the third quarter of next year.
When MediaTek is done with developing those two platforms, it is expected to switch to TSMC’s 6nm EUV process, which would be the first EUV product for the Taiwanese company. There are four designs in total, all of them with an upgrade of the CPU and the GPU.
Research and development should be done by Q3 2020 in order to start mass production in twelve months’ time. MediaTek is aiming to ramp up about 100 million sold chips in 2020, half of them being the MT6885 and MT6873, mentioned above.