First Dual-SIM 5G Phone May Arrive Soon
The 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset will be the first 5G SoC in the company's line of 5G chipsets.
MediaTek has officially announced its new 5G SoC- Dimensity 1000 that claims the world's first dual 5G SIM technology.
The official blog notes, the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset will be the first 5G SoC in the company's line of 5G chipsets. It will pool technologies for enhanced connectivity, multimedia support, AI and imaging for premium and flagship smartphones.
For a section of the smartphone market, Dual-SIMs is a big deal. Few people prefer keeping their work and personal life separately on one phone, whereas few others like the ability to jump to the lowest-cost plan. All of this is possible with phones that support dual-SIMs. Adding 5G to the mix and MediaTex could have a hit on its hands.
As per Engadget, the first 5G smartphones using MediaTek's SoC should start appearing 2020 first quarter. Though it's not clear whether it will include dual-SIM 5G phones, before others jump into the market, MediaTek may try to move quickly to capitalise on first player advantage.