MediaTek chip opens way for 64-bit Android smartphones

Gabriel Treiband

Gabriel Treiband

MediaTek has announced its highest performance smartphone chip to date, a 64-bit True Octa-core system-on-chip. It has the processing performance to support a 2k display and 4k video.

According to Gabriel Treiband, v-p corporate marketing Europe at MediaTek, this device opens the way to the Android 64-bit era.

The MT6795 Octa-core SoC runs at 2.2GHz and will be used in high-end 4G LTE smartphones.

The multi-processing system is supported by dual-channel LPDDR3 clocked at 933MHz.

According to Treiband, video and multimedia is main performance driver in this end of the smartphone market. He says smartphones will now have 120Hz displays and the capability to create and playback 480 frames per second 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion videos.

It will also be used in tablets with displays up to 10-inches.

Radio interfaces supported include Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150Mbit/s & 50Mbit/s), as well as modems for 2G/3G networks. There are also the usual interfaces for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth/FM/GPS/Glonass/Beidou/ANT+.

The chip will also interface to the various chipsets on the market for envelope tracking (ET) radio power optimisation.

First devices will be commercially available in Q4.

Tags: 64-bit, Android, MediaTek

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