MediaTek unveiled its latest chip at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) in Barcelona, Spain today. The MT6732 is a 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz that also has a next generation Mali-T670 GPU. It has a category 4 (150Mb/s download) LTE connectivity and supports Open GL ES 3.0 and Open CL 1.2 APIs that are required in high end gaming.
The MediaTek MT6732 is going to be one of the first processors that will be released in the market that’s based on the ARMv8 architecture. While there are still few applications right now designed for a 64-bit architecture it’s good to know that this chip is able to support it which means that it will be able to keep up with technology a couple of years down the line.
Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit, says that “Following the launch of the world’s first 4G LTE Octa-core smartphone SOC – MT6595 – earlier this month, we are quickly expanding our LTE offering across a range of performance points to meet the growing demand for smartphone devices across all markets. The MT6732 provides excellent performance and a very comprehensive feature set.”
Some of the multimedia features of this chip include
- Supports low-power, 1080p, 30fps video playback supporting the emerging video codec standard H.265 and legacy H.264 and 1080p, 30fps H.264 video recording
- Integrated 13MP camera image signal processor with support for unique features like PIP (Picture-in-Picture), VIV (Video in Video) and Video Face Beautifier
- MediaTek ClearMotion technology eliminates motion jitter and ensures smooth video playback at 60fps on mobile devices
- MediaTek MiraVision technology for DTV-grade picture quality
The features of its integrated multi-mode 4G LTE modem include
- Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink)
- 3GPP Rel. 8, DC-HSPA+ (42 Mb/s downlink, 11 Mb/s uplink), TD-SCDMA and EDGE are supported for legacy 2G/3G networks
- Integrated Connectivity Solutions
- Supports dual-band Wi-Fi to effortlessly connect to a wide array of wireless routers and enable new applications like video sharing over Miracast
- Bluetooth 4.0, supporting low-power connection to fitness gadgets, wearables and other accessories such as Bluetooth headsets
This new SoC is designed for upcoming mid-range devices and is expected to ship out by the third quarter of this year. Devices that will use this chip are expected to hit the market by the end of the year.