Samsung is reportedly looking to partner with MediaTek to users its 5G chipset. The company might introduce new mid-range Galaxy smartphones with MediaTek 5G processors in the near future.
As per a report by the China Times, Samsung has approached the Taiwan-based silicon manufacturer for its 5G solutions. The company is currently negotiating with MediaTek for its low-end 5 chipsets. This means that one could see affordable 5G smartphones from Samsung in the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series. The company might launch smartphones, which could be based on MediaTek budget-friendly chipsets with model numbers MT6885 and MT6873.
To recall, MediaTek recently unveiled its latest 5G chipset, Dimensity 1000. The Dimensity 1000 5G SoC supports 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) and comes with 4.7Gbps downlink and 2.5Gbps uplink speeds over sub-6GHz networks. The chipset is designed to support stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, and includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G.
MediaTek is meant to fill the void that is created by Qualcomm. The company is working hard to bring affordable 5G solutions to the masses. On the other side, Qualcomm is currently looking into mid-range and premium segment. The latest chipset from MediaTek is also helpful for those manufacturers who are looking to launch affordable 5G smartphones.
Meanwhile, the prices of Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71, S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite have also leaked online. A Slovakian retailer has listed these four smartphones on its website. Galaxy A51 will be priced at EUR 375 (approx. Rs 29,000). The Galaxy A71 carries a price tag of EUR 469 (approx. Rs 37,000), Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be priced at EUR 609 (approx. Rs 48,000), which Galaxy S10 Lite price is listed as EUR 669 (approx. Rs 53,000).