MediaTek launched its first flagship 5G chipset, the MediaTek Dimensity 1000, earlier final month. It comes with an built-in 5G modem and is anticipated to make method into telephones from the likes of Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi (an vital supporter, who baked Helio G90T into the Redmi Observe eight Professional) within the coming months. However, a fresh report in ChinaTimes now means that MediaTek is trying to onboard Samsung as one in all its prospects.
If the rumors are true, it is a enormous deal for MediaTek, who’s lastly on the best way to search out strong footing within the smartphone market. The report says that MediaTek and Samsung are already in talks a few attainable partnership. The chipmaker is rumored to have despatched out samples for Samsung to check in its A-series telephones launching subsequent yr.
Samsung regained a number of the misplaced market share within the funds and mid-range phase with its M-series and A-series telephones in 2019. Galaxy A50 is thought to be the corporate’s best-selling cellphone within the mid-range phase. It appears to be like like Samsung goals to maintain up the momentum whereas introducing extra dependable and inexpensive 5G telephones through its A-series and different lineups.
That is the place MediaTek’s new and inexpensive 5G smartphone chips akin to MT6885 and MT6873, that are anticipated to be launched within the second half of 2020, will come into play. Additionally, Samsung is thought to have pulled out of China, shuttering its factories, and is now getting ready to outsource a part of its low-end and mid-range smartphone manufacturing to ODM companions.
The Korean large at the moment employs its Exynos chipsets in most of its mid-range telephones, however the rising reputation of MediaTek chipsets (because of Helio G90T) and its scheme to outsource manufacturing may assist decrease prices and entice extra customers to its new Galaxy A-series telephones subsequent yr. There’s additionally a risk that MediaTek will courtroom orders for the Dimensity 1000 5G chipset from Samsung. It may become a win-win scenario for each MediaTek and Samsung in the long term.