Chipmaker MediaTek, which is known for chipsets that power low-end and mid-tier smartphones, is now looking to the higher-end with its latest chipset called MT6795. This 64-bit true octa-core SoC is aimed at smartphones that will retail at $350 and above, and will be powering devices by the end of the current year.
The latest MT6795 chipset completes MediaTek’s 64-bit portfolio that also includes the MT6752 and the MT6732 SoCs. Aimed at power users, this new chipset is also the first in the company’s portfolio to natively support displays with up to 2K resolution (2,560×1,600 pixels).
Being a “true” octa-core chipset, each core runs at a clock speed of 2.2GHz and the company’s proprietary “CorePilot” technology helps balance the power across cores for the best performance. It supports LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as multi-mode wireless charging, and as far as cameras are concerned, the chipset supports 480fps slow motion video at 1080p.
As mentioned above, the first smartphones to be powered by the MediaTek MT6795 will be unveiled towards the end of this year.
MediaTek’s press release follows:
MediaTek Launches 64-bit True Octa-coreTM LTE Smartphone SoC with World’s First 2K Display Support
A top-of-the-line chipset packed with premium multimedia features designed for flagship AndroidTM Devices
TAIWAN, Hsinchu – July 15, 2014 – MediaTek today announced MT6795, the 64-bit True Octa-coreTM LTE smartphone System on Chip (SoC) with the world’s first 2K display support. This is MediaTek’s flagship smartphone SoC designed to empower high-end device makers to leap into the AndroidTM 64-bit era.
The MT6795 is currently set to be the first 64-bit, LTE, True Octa-core SoC targeting the premium segment, with speed of up to 2.2GHz, to hit the market. The SoC features MediaTek’s CorePilotTM technology providing world-class multi-processor performance and thermal control, as well as dual-channel LPDDR3 clocked at 933MHz for top-end memory bandwidth in a smartphone.
The high-performance SoC also satisfies the multimedia requirements of even the most demanding users, featuring multimedia subsystems that support many technologies never before possible or seen in a smartphone, including support for 120Hz displays and the capability to create and playback 480 frames per second (fps) 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion videos.
With the launch of MT6795, MediaTek is accelerating the global transition to LTE and creating opportunities for device makers to gain first-mover advantage with top-of-the-line devices in the 64-bit Android device market. Coupled with 4G LTE support, MT6795 completes MediaTek’s 64-bit LTE SoC product portfolio: MT6795 for power users, MT6752 for mainstream users and MT6732 for entry level users. This extensive portfolio allows everyone to embrace the improved speed from 4G LTE and parallel computing capability from CorePilot and 64-bit processors.
Key features of MT6795:
- 64-bit True Octa-core LTE SoC with clock speed up to 2.2GHz
- MediaTek CorePilot unlocks the full power of all eight cores
- Dual-channel LPDDR3 memory clocked at 933MHz
- 2K on device display (2560×1600)
- 120Hz mobile display with Response Time Enhancement Technology and MediaTek ClearMotionTM
- 480fps 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion video feature
- Support for Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150Mbps/50Mbps), as well as modems for 2G/3G networks
- Support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth®/FM/GPS/Glonass/Beidou/ANT+
- Multi-mode wireless charging supported by MediaTek’s companion multi-mode wireless power receiver IC
“MediaTek has once again demonstrated leading engineering capabilities by delivering breakthrough technology and time-to-market advantage that enable limitless opportunities for our partners and end users, while setting the bar even higher for our competition,” said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit. “With a complete and inclusive 64-bit LTE SoC product portfolio, we are firmly on track to lead the industry in delivering premium mobile user experiences for years to come.”
MT6795-powered devices will be commercially available by the end of 2014.