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MediaTek announces new 64-bit octa core chipset with support for 2K displays

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The 64-bit mobile SoC race just got a little hotter with MediaTek announcing the new MT6795 octa-core chip. Like most of its rival contemporaries, the MT6795 comes with support for the best hardware going around, including 2K displays. What makes MediaTek’s offering stand out however is the fact that it costs much less compared to what’s being offered by the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung. This means that we could see plenty of smartphones and tablets packing the chipset by the end of this year.

A company official clarified that the company is targeting devices priced at $350 and above, which will most likely be high end offerings, at least in the Asian markets. The likes of Xiaomi, Meizu, Huawei and Oppo could be among the first to bring out devices with the said chipset.

Speaking more about the SoC itself, this is a “true” octa-core chip with each CPU core running at 2.2 GHz. And apart from supporting 2K displays, the chipset is also capable of supporting 480 fps slow-motion video recording (at 1080p). So it’s no slouch in the camera department either. Cat. 4 LTE is supported with the MT6795 and so is multi-mode wireless charging. Overall, it’s a power packed offering from the Chinese manufacturer and will certainly take the world markets by storm in the coming months.

Here are some of the key features of this new chipset:

  • 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

Via: Android Central