MediaTek unveiled the world’s first LTE-capable octa-core chipset

Just a few days ago, Taiwanese chipset maker, MediaTek, unveiled its latest chipset for mobile devices, the MT6595. The new chipset boasts to be the world’s first octa-core SoC that is capable of LTE connectivity.

The MT6595 would be composed of 4 Cortex-A7 cores and another 4 Cortex-A17 cores applying ARM’s big.LITTLE™ architecture. Additionally it would also utilize MediaTek’s CorePilot™ technology to allow heterogeneous multi-processing which should make it possible to activate all 8 cores if needed. For its GPU, the MT6595 will be equipped with PowerVR™ Series 6 for high performance graphics.

Aside from LTE, this would also be MediaTek’s first SoC to support 802.11ac, which is the latest Wi-Fi standard. The MT6595 would also be integrated with several global navigation technologies like GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS. The new chipset would also be great news for health & fitness fans as it supports ANT+ and Bluetooth LE that should let you efficiently connect your fitness tracking devices.

The MT6595 also boasts of superior multi-media subsystems. First on the list is that the chipset will be capable of supporting a camera module of up to 20MP and a WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display controller. Aside from H.264 and VP9, the MT6595 can also support the new H.265 (4K2K) video recording and playback. It also support a couple of MediaTek’s proprietary multi-media solutions like its ClearMotion™ technology, which claims to ensure a smoother video playback even at 60 fps, and MiraVision™, which claims to produce DTV grade picture quality. For the sounds, it supports 24 bit 192 KHz high fidelity audio codec with DAC to headphones >110dB SNR.

Lastly, the MT6595 will have multi-standard inductive and resonant wireless charging capabilities.

Knowing MediaTek, the MT6595 could be a powerful but yet affordable chipset alternative over main stream brands like the Snapdragon 800 or 805 from Qualcomm. The MT6595 would be commercially ready by the first half of 2014 however it would only be on the second half of the year that we will expect to see mobile devices using this new chipset.

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