MediaTek is a company known for its budget ARM-based processors that have decent specs. Most of the entry-level and even high-end Android devices sold in the market today make use of the company’s chips making them one of the major key players in the industry. Just recently the company announced its new System on Chip (SoC) called the MediaTek MT8127 which is designed for the high-end mid-market.
Joe Chen, General Manager of MediaTek’s Home Entertainment Business unit, said that “The MT8127 demonstrates MediaTek’s continuous commitment to improving technologies that consequently elevate the end-user experience. As the Super-mid market continues to grow, the demand for high-performing yet affordable multimedia features increases exponentially, which is why our quad-core tablet SoC with HEVC video playback is so impactful in the mid-range tablet market. We believe that the MT8127, with its highly integrated system, rich multimedia capabilities and optimal cost-performance ratio, is the best offer in the mid-range tablet market today. It is another example of our dedication to providing high-end technology to the mainstream market.”
Key Features of the MediaTek MT8127 SoC
- up to 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor
- quad-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU
- Full HD 1080p video playback and recording
- Support for up to 13MP camera
- Up to 1920×1200 Full HD display
- MediaTek MiraVision technology for DTV-grade picture quality
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, FM receiver and GPS
- Wi-Fi certified Miracast and NFC
- Full hardware support for the new HEVC (H.265) video playback standard
The MT8127 is a high performance chip that supports the new HEVC (H.265) video playback standard. H.265 videos uses up to 50 percent less video bandwidth compared to the previous H.264 standard. This translates to less power consumed.
One other interesting feature of this chip is that it comes integrated with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, FM receiver and GPS. This is important since it allows manufacturers to save on circuit board space as well as components. It also allows manufacturers a shorter amount of time to release their devices to the market.
The MT8127 uses four ARM Cortex-A7 processors and a quad-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU. It supports Full HD 1080p video playback and recording and up to a 13MP camera. It is also able to support a 1920×1200 LCD screen display which when combined with MediaTek’s MiraVision technology can provide excellent images on a large screen digital TV.
One of the first Android devices to use this chip is the upcoming One Touch Pixi 7 tablet of Alcatel. According to Vittorio Di Mauro, Vice President and Smart Connectivity Business Unit Director for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, “We are thrilled to launch PIXI 7 tablet. Combining ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s distinct design flare and visually immersive features with the power and efficiency of MediaTek’s MT8127 series chipset, means we are able to deliver a leading mid-range tablet experience for customers around the world.” The other device that will be using this chip is the company’s Pixi 8 tablet which is expected to hit the market later this year.