MediaTek Unveils Its First 5G Chip for Laptops
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
MediaTek partnered with Intel earlier this year. They partnered to provide 5G powered chips for laptops running Intel chips. The partnership is starting to bear fruit as the two companies have unveiled MediaTek’s T700 5G modem. It aims to bring 5G to Intel-powered laptops.
Intel has been working on “system integration, validation and developing platform optimizations” for the new 5G chips and providing assistance to OEMs.
Joe Chen, MediaTek president said:
“Partnership with Intel is a natural extension of our growing 5G mobile business. It is an incredible market opportunity for MediaTek to move into the PC market”.
MediaTek T700 modem works on Sub-6 5G tech. the company says that it has tested standalone 5G calls that work without 4G. This modem has support for non-standalone Sub-6 5G networks backed by 4G networks. These chips are power efficient when using 5G.
This development is going to be essential for those working on the go, given the speed improvements 5G brings over 4G. Most of Intel’s 5G laptops such as Dell’s Latitude 9510 2-in1, Lenovo Flex 5G, and HP’s Elite Dragonfly G2 powered by Qualcomm modems. Future announcements for Intel laptops will soon feature MediaTek 5G chips instead.
The two companies believe that MediaTek 5G powered Intel laptops should appear on the market by early 2021.