MWC 2015: MediaTek Announces New Octa-Core Processor
MediaTek is a name we associate usually for budget smartphones. But this does not mean that MediaTek is in any way an inferior company compared to its competitors in the industry. It is in fact one of the leading suppliers to many mid-range and low-end types of smartphones in the industry today due to their competitiveness and most of all their innovations.
In Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), which is probably the biggest event of the year for the mobile industry we see plenty of brands like Samsung and Qualcomm shining through. With so many things to look for it is very easy to overlook brands like MediaTek. They ensured however that no one missed their announcement this time when they said that they are releasing the MT6753.
Welcome to MediaTek’s future offering of an SoC, the MT6753. It is a brand new 1.5GHz capable octa-core processor built with eight ARM Cortex-A53 processors that are capable of 64-bit processing as well. It is also paired with a Mali-T720 GPU to reach unparalleled performances in gaming; in the same price point category that is. The best part of all is that it is fitted with a CDMA2000 modem which just makes it available and applicable in any existing market on earth which they dub WorldMode. Now if you think that this WorldMode only applies to network signal coverage think again, it is quoted by MediaTek to be 4G LTE capable which means that consumers of mid-range devices may not have an excuse to slow internet ever again. Other features of the product includes 1080p 30fps recording capability of the device, Integrated 16-Megapixel image processing, dual-band WiFi support, Bluetooth 4.0 capable, and 1920 x 1080 resolution with 60fps video playback capability.
All these features are packed in the octa-core processor that will cost less than that of Samsung’s Exynos and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. As the way it is priced it is actually aimed at the mid-range smartphones and are not meant to compete with the likes of Samsung and Qualcomm anyway in their high-end market. It does seem however that the MediaTek processor offers more bang for buck on paper. Currently the product is still in development and it will only see the light of the commercial market starting second quarter of this year. However, MediaTek processors are not fully developed on Android which most device with it will be powering on. We are yet to see its application and we are anticipating some devices to be announced soon with this new SoC fitted. We should see how they rack up against its competitors then.