Qualcomm is currently the leading chipmaker in the world in terms of both 5G modem and mobile SoCs.
Gone are the days when there was intense competition from MediaTek.
However, MediaTek might be able to mount a resurgence as it plans to launch an affordable mid-range SoC with 5G modem in 2020.
There have been reports that the chipmaker’s new CPUs are being seriously considered by big OEMs (Chinese) for the upcoming year.
As of now, 5G connectivity is only available on premium versions of flagship smartphones.
And hence, they are no way near to affordable for most people.