The emergence of 5G technology will power and drive the smart device ecosystem, especially in the areas of remote working, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, video and data consumption in 2021.

This was asserted by the Managing Director of Taiwanese Mediatek, Anku Jain.

According to Jain, the year 2020 has set the stage for 5G to become mainstream in 2021 and will drive innovation across sectors, which will ultimately, tilt towards improved remote working capabilities and 5G chipsets taking smartphone and smart device experience to the next level.

“5G will lead to an increase in demand for next-gen 5G smartphones, newer applications and smart devices like smart TVs, tablets, phones integrated with voice interface,” Jain added.

He attributed this to the Covid-19 pandemic that has catalyzed the growth of adoption of transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, and cloud computing, among others.

He also disclosed that MediaTek is banking on a wide range of applications and devices driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) in the 5G era. Recalled the Taiwanese fabless chip maker became the top smartphone chipset vendor with a 31% market share in Q3 2020 helped by its growth in regions like India and China, and a strong performance in the $150-200 price band, as per market research firm Counterpoint Research’s estimates.

Last year, MediaTek launched a new gaming-based G-series, while Dimensity chipsets have helped in bringing 5G to affordable categories, according to Counterpoint Research.


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