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MediaTek Announces its First mmWave 5G Modem

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MediaTek has finally announced its first mmWave compatible 5G modem. The new M80 modem supports not only the 5G mmWave but is also compatible with both standalone and non-standalone 5G, sports peak downlink rates of 7.67Gbps and uplink of 3.76Gbps.

The new modem also supports technologies like qdual 5G SIM, Dual 5G NSA and SA, DSS, dual VoNR, and sub-6 connectivity as well. There’s support for carrier aggregation on 5G, including mixed duplex, though support does vary based on frequency: sub-6 5G is “more than two” while mmWave can do up to 8CC. On LTE, you can expect Cat-19 speeds on download, and up to 5CC.

The modem also includes power-saving features like MediaTek’s Ultra Save, Dynamic Bandwidth Part, and Connected Mode DRX. The modem fails to match with Qualcomm’s X60 modem.