MediaTek has launched its new 5G modem in the form of T800 promising a blistering download speed of 7.9 Gbps. The new chip will be fit for a range of devices from “beyond smartphone applications” to IoT, M2M, PCs, etc.
The new chip is part of the Dimensity 9200 SoC with more versatility for its application.
MediaTek T800 is the successor to its previous lineup, T700. The modem is fast and efficient that can handle sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G bands. It supports bands on both Non-standalone and Standalone 5G infrastructure. It’s decent enough to be able to compete with those Qualcomm and Samsung. To illustrate, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X70 modem peaks at 10 Gbps download speeds and 3.5 Gbps upload speeds.
“Consumers today want the ability to access 5G speeds from anywhere. MediaTek’s newest 5G chipset solution allows end users to enjoy high-speed, low-latency 5G wherever they are – offering true computing freedom,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President at MediaTek. “The T800 stands out with superfast, reliable 5G speeds in a highly efficient design that maximizes battery life for an all-around great user experience.”
MediaTek T800 features | 7.9 Gbps download speed, Dual SIM/Standby, etc.
Among other features, MediaTek T800 also supports Dual SIM Dual Standby features. strikingly, the modem is capable of delving a top speed of 7.9 Gbps for download and 4.2 Gbps for upload. These are only theoretical numbers and end users won’t ever see the exact speed on their devices. However, it also shows the prowess and it translates to significant improvement upon the current generation modems.
The MediaTek T800 5G modem is built using a power-efficient 4nm node. It boasts 5G UltraSave technology which promises optimized power consumption.
It is compatible with PCIe and USB host interfaces. The modem offers a fully integrated 3GPP Release-16 5G cellular modem, FR1 Transceivers, an Envelope Tracking (ET) chip, an MLNA (Monolithic Low Noise Amplifier), a GNSS receiver, and associated PMICs.
The MediaTek T800 will power upcoming smartphones and IoT, always-connected PCs, and other devices.