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MediaTek unveils new MT2601 chipset for Android Wear smartwatches

MediaTek MT2601

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has just unveiled a new mobile SoC known as the MT2601 which is made specifically for Android Wear running wearables. This could open the doors for several new low cost Android Wear smartwatches in the market this year as OEMs solely use Snapdragon chips for Google’s smartwatch OS.

This here is a dual core chip with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz and is based on ARM’s Cortex-A7 CPU architecture. It also has the ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, so it’s no slouch as far as hardware is concerned. MediaTek has covered all the usual connectivity options with the chipset, which saves the trouble for OEMs. The manufacturer claims that this chip can support display resolutions of up to 960 x 540, which would be overkill for something like a wearable.

General Manager of New Business Development at MediaTek, J.C. Hsu said – “The MT2601 has an incredibly small die size and is highly optimized for cost and power performance. The platform solution, comprised of MT2601 integrated with Android Wear software, will fuel the maker revolution and empower the application developer community.”

Via: Android Authority