Chip to boost 5G experience, cut cost debuts
Global fabless semiconductor company, MediaTek is optimistic that emerging new technologies will boost 5G and drive down smartphone cost in Nigeria and other countries within the region.
Speaking at a webinar on the introduction of MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 Chipset, the Director for Corporate Sales and Marketing, MediaTek Middle East and Africa, Rami Osman, said the costs of 5G smartphones are now close to that of 4G because the manufacturers do not need to spend much on research and development as they leverage readily available chips.
Osman, who announced the entry of its flagship processor, the Dimensity 9000 chipset, to the Nigerian market, said the NextGen 5G smartphones powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 chipset technology will be a game-changer for smartphone users in Nigeria.
He explained that cost of smartphones is high in Nigeria because of some factors, including, logistics; the cost of aviation, the cost of shipping, different types of taxes, and how easy it is for the Original Equipment Manufacturers to get their money out of the country because there are restrictions on USD transactions and sometimes there is an overhead on this.
”Osman, who believed that if those factors are tackled adequately well, prices will come down, said the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first smartphone chip built on the ultra-efficient TMSC N4 (4nm-class) production process and offers incredible computing performance, gaming, imaging, multimedia, and connectivity innovations.
“The Dimensity 9000 marks a turning point for MediaTek by demonstrating our rise to the exceptional with a genuine 5G smartphone chip. This chip indicates a new stage in innovation for MediaTek and the Dimensity family.
“The chip delivers a number of industry firsts and a comprehensive range of capabilities for the most discerning tech enthusiasts,” Osman said.