MediaTek, in collaboration with China Mobile, has developed a solution that will allow dual-SIM smartphones to support 4G VoLTE with both SIM cards. The MediaTek ‘Dual 4G VoLTE’ solution launched earlier this week along with company’s first narrow band MT2625 SoC dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT).
Presently, most of the advanced dual-SIM smartphones offer 4G VoLTE support on only the primary SIM, while the secondary SIM in standby will offer generic 2G, 3G, or 4G connectivity support. The chipmaker says its last year launched MediaTek Helio X30 SoC is the “industry’s first chipset to complete the interoperability test of dual 4G VoLTE on the China Mobile network.” While the new Dual 4G VoLTE solution is said to improve the stability of the calling quality and maximize data transfer rates, offering enriched experience to users.
On the other hand, the company also claims to build the world’s smallest Narrow Band-Internet of Things module measuring 16x18mm in collaboration with China Mobile.”MediaTek’s new ultra-low-power MT2625 SoC supports a full frequency band (from 450MHz to 2.1GHz) of 3GPP R13 (NB1) and R14 (NB2) standards for a wide range of IoT applications including smart home control, logistics tracking, and smart meters,” the company said in an announcement note. ALSO READ: Samsung unveils Tizen 4.0, Tizen RT with focus on IoT devices
The NB-IOT based MT2625 SoC is said to empower cost-sensitive and small IoT devices, eventually bring low the cost of production for manufacturers. The MT2625 chipset features an ARM Cortex-M microcontroller (MCU), pseudo-static RAM (PSRAM), flash memory, and improved power management unit (PMU) which will significantly extend battery life.
The MT2625 SoC also introduces Real-time operation system (RTOS) base, which will allow users to easily customize applications for home automation, cloud beacons, IoT implementations.”The chip leverages MediaTek’s advanced power consumption technology to enable IoT devices to work with chargeable batteries for years,” the company added.