The current implementation of 5G mobile phones is through the way of plug-in baseband, although Qualcomm will be the first to integrate 5G in this quarter. Baseband's Opteron SoC (骁龙865?), but this processor will not be commercially available until the first half of next year.
From the latest developments, Huawei is also accelerating the pace of launching a 5G baseband SoC.
According to Digitimes, Mate 30 will be equipped with a Kirin 985 chip. Based on the TSMC 7nm+ process, ASE/Finnish FC-PoP technology package, the second quarter has been successfully trial production, mass production in the third quarter.
However, Kirin 985 is still a 4G baseband integrated at the chip level.In order to support 5G, it is still necessary to adopt the external Balong 5G baseband.
The report said that the new SoC developed by Huawei after Kirin 985 will directly integrate the 5G baseband, which is expected to come out early next year, and the supported frequency bands also cover high frequencies. Millimeter wave.
In terms of progress and strength, Qualcomm and Huawei are expected to become TOP2 players in the 5G SoC field. As for MediaTek, it is expected to cooperate with manufacturers to launch the first 5G mobile phone supporting the Sub 6GHz band by the end of this year.