When 5G smartphones first started appearing on the market, they cost a lot – around $1000. Now the price tag has dropped to $300- $500, and in the near future, even state employees with support for fifth-generation networks will appear.
According to Chinese sources, Qualcomm and MediaTek are already preparing 5G chips for budget smartphones, and such processors will cost less than $20. This means that the price of the gadget itself will be low – about $150.
Qualcomm currently has low-cost 5G chips, Snapdragon 690 5G, Snapdragon 768 5G, and Snapdragon 765 5G. The company is also working on a platform codenamed sm4350.
MediaTek is rumored to be preparing several budget solutions, which will be presented later by Qualcomm – in the second half of the year. In addition, MediaTek is working on Dimensity 600 series processors.