MediaTek announces MT6595 octa-core chip
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Powerful octa-core LTE smartphones with a price tag between $200 and $300 will soon become reality thanks to the latest chip announced by MediaTek and dubbed MT6595. This new mobile processor will be able to "form the new top of MediaTek’s product stack and reach a US$30 price point, which is three times higher than its smartphone average selling price."
The MediaTek MT6595 chip consists of four ARM Cortex-A17 and four Cortex-A7 cores and integrates a PowerVR Series 6 GPU based on the PowerVR Rogue architecture. This is "World’s first mobile SOC with integrated, low-power hardware support for the new H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback," as well as support for H.264 & VP9 Ultra HD video playback. There is also support for 24-bit 192 kHz Hi-Fi quality audio and a DAC able to deliver over a signal to noise ratio of over 110 dB.
The MT6595 is also MediaTek's first mobile platform with support for WiFi 802.11 ac and it also includes support for multi-GNSS positioning systems such as GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, QZSS and Galileo.
The platform will become commercially available in the first half of the year, while first devices powered by it are expected in the second half. For more details, please check the press release below.