MediaTek has teamed up with Intel to launch its first 5G chip for laptops

Yes, that’s right you can now become known as a Lord of the Rings! Intel will no longer manufacture 5G modems on its own. But the partnership with MediaTek is beginning to bear fruit. So these two companies have teamed up to release MediaTek’s T700 5G modem for next-generation Intel-powered laptops. Intel said they were part of developing system integration, validation and platform optimization of 5G chips, as well as assisting OEM partners.

MediaTek’s T700 5G modem supports Sub-6 5G technology. MediaTek also claims to have tested 5G standalone calls that do not depend on 4G LTE networks. However, the chipset at the same time supports non-standalone Sub-6 5G networks that are relayed from a 4G network backup. MediaTek also confirmed that the chip is highly energy efficient. So when surfing 5G, your laptop will not drain when making calls.

This gives the user a big advantage with the network speed. Currently announced 5G laptops like Dell Latitude 9510 2-in1, HP Elite Dragonfly G2 and Lenovo Flex 5G use Qualcomm modems. So all the laptop models that come out with this partnership will use this new chip.

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