MediaTek is probably not the name you would want to see if you are going to get a new high-end smartphone nowadays. Despite not having such a high-end reputation it can be found in plenty of devices on the market now. So it is a popular platform most probably due to its lower price point.
The mid to low-end image might end soon though with MediaTek announcing a new processor in their stables designed for the 64-bit platform. Welcome to the MT6795, MediaTek’s latest high-end processor. While other high-end processors make do with four cores (quad-core) this takes it up a notch by offering eight cores (octa-core) packed in its architecture. While Samsung also makes an octa-core Exynos, each four cores run on different speeds and are activated or shut off based on operation load and usage. The MediaTek MR6795’s eight cores all fire up at the maximum rate of 2.2GHz making it a true octa-core processor. It will be paired up with with the LPDDR3 memory which runs at 933MHz. To help with heat dissipation, load control, and power consumption MediaTek fitted the processor with its very own ‘CorePilot’ technology.
When it comes to mobile devices it will support display resolutions up to 2K natively, with 120Hz refrech rates. Those are impressive numbers considering that the current displays on mobile devices go up to only a qHD resolution. Another big leap ahead on this processor is its video recording abilities. Current smartphones will support a 120fps slow motion 1080p video recording. The MediaTek processor will record at 1080p with 480fps slow motion. Other things that are standard with current high-end smartphones will also be found on the processor such as bluetooth 4.0, wireless charging capabilities, Category 4 LTE support, and 802.11ac WiFi.
According to MediaTek this processor will eventually make it into smartphones priced at $350(RM1,155) and above. So still not as expensive as lets say a Samsung Galaxy S device, but not as budgeted as a Motorola Moto G. Apparently according to them as well Asia will see the use of this particular processor by the end of the year while the other regions will see them the following year. Are we excited with this news? Actually, we find it interesting.
Sources: Android Central