MediaTek MT8195 and MT8192 launched; 6nm chips billed to power Chromebooks, tablets, smart displays, and more starting Q2 2021
MediaTek has just launched two new mobile SoCs tailor-made for next-generation Chromebooks. Dubbed as the MediaTek MT8195 and MR8192, both chips are all set to power a host of devices that require relatively less computing power. Both chips support camera configurations at up to 32GB; either as a single 32MP module or two 12MP sensors.
The MediaTek MT8195 is equipped with four ARM's Cortex-A78 'performance' and four Cortex-A55 'efficiency' cores. Interestingly enough, it uses last year's ARM Mali-G77 GPU, likely because it is more power-efficient than the current iteration of ARM's mobile GPU. The GPU output to up to three external displays simultaneously. Some of its other features include support for Dolby Vision 7.1 Surround Studio and Codec AV1 hardware accelerator.
The MediaTek MT8192 is, for the most part, identical to the MT8195. The key differentiator between the two chips is that the former uses slightly older Cortex-A76 cores-all other features like support for quad-channel 2,133MHz memory, USB-3.2 Gen 1 ports, and UFS 2.1 storage are present on both chips. The MediaTek MT8192 lacks in the video department, as its support ends at one WQHD panel clocked at 60Hz or an FHD panel at 120Hz. OEMs can also program both chips to respond to voice commands using their Voice on Wakeup (VoW) functionality.
MediaTek says that we can expect to see both of the 6nm chips in action starting Q2 2021. Apart from Chromebooks, they will also be the highlight of many tablets and smart displays. While it is too early to speculate on how either chipset will perform, the MediaTek MT8195's core configuration is same as that of the Exynos 1080, so we can expect both chips to perfom identically. MediaTek has officially started using Cortex-A78 cores in its silicon. Hence, it shouldn't be long before the technology begins trickling down into the smartphone SoC segment.