These days, it is pretty easy to find a dual-SIM smartphone with support for LTE connectivity, however, the same cannot be said for 5G, at least not yet, given that the technology is still new.
In view of this, Mediatek – a Taiwanese company that produces chips for smartphones, computers, navigation systems etc – believes that come 2020, we can start to expect dual-SIM 5G smartphones, thanks to the company’s new Dimensity 5G system-on-chip (SoC) called “Dimensity 1000”.
According to MediaTek, the Dimensity 1000 will be the first SoC that is capable of supporting 5G on dual-SIM smartphones. They claim that users will be able to enjoy the speed of 5G, without compromising or sacrificing speed, this chipset will also be capable of achieving downstream speeds of up to 4.7Gbps, and upstream speeds of up to 2.5Gbps on sub-6GHz 5G networks.
The company does not mention which phones will be using its new chipsets, this might be because MediaTek’s place in the SoC market isn’t quite as dominant as the likes of Qualcomm. The majority of the mainstream and flagship phones we see in the market today, are typically powered by Qualcomm, so don’t be surprised if these chipsets do not find their way into flagship devices, from Samsung, Huawei, Google etc.