MediaTek Unveils its First 5G Chip for Laptops: Taiwanese chip maker MediaTech developed a partnership with Intel earlier this year to provide 5G-powered chips for laptops running Intel chips. The partnership is finally beginning to bear fruit as the two companies unveil MediaTek’s T700 5G modem aimed at bringing 5G to Intel-powered laptops.
Intel, on the other hand, is working on new 5G chips with “system integration, validation and platform optimization” as well as providing OEM support.
The Statement of MediaTek president Joe Chen said in a Press:
Our partnership with Intel is a natural extension of our growing 5G mobile business, and is an incredible market opportunity for MediaTek to move into the PC market.
MediaTek’s new T700 modem runs on Sub66G Tech and the company says it has tested standalone 5G calls that work without 4G. In addition, the modem is supported by non-standalone sub 6 6 5G networks supported by 4G networks. The company promises that these chips are power efficient when using 5G.
Given the speed at which 5G has outperformed 4G, this development will be necessary for those working in development. So far, most Intel 5G laptops, such as the Dell Length 9510 2-in1, HP’s Elite Dragonfly G2, and Lenovo Flex 5G are powered by Qualcomm modems.
MediaTek 5G chips will soon be introduced instead in future Intel laptop announcements. Both companies believe that MediaTek 5G-powered Intel laptops should hit the market by early 2021.