MediaTek launches Kompanio 1300T with built-in 5G and a more powerful GPU than the Dimensity 1200, MediaTek T750 5G CPE chipset also announced
MediaTek today unveiled the Kompanio 1300T, the latest SoC for premium tablets. The Kompanio 1300T is an upgrade over the Kompanio 1200 (MT8195) and is quite similar to the Dimensity 1200 SoC for smartphones.
The MediaTek Kompanio 1300T is built on the TSMC 6 nm process. The company hasn't detailed the exact specifications of the CPU but said that it features high-performance ARM Cortex-A78 cores and power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Additionally, the Kompanio 1300T also sports a nine-core Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. This is an upgrade from the Kompanio 1200's Mali-G77 MC5. Also available is an APU for accelerating AI application performance.
The Mali-G77 GPU can drive two 1080p displays or a single 2.5K display with up to a 120 Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10+. The GPU also allows for dynamic frame rates and intelligent adjustment of hue, saturation, resolution, brightness, sharpness via MediaTek's MiraVision and eye protection technologies. The 1300T can also support staggered 4K HDR video recording and playback.
On the connectivity front, the Kompanio 1300T comes with built-in support for 5G sub-6GHz, 5G-2CA, and 5G dual SIM along with 5G Elevator Mode and 5G HSR Mode support. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 are also in-built.
For imaging, the Kompanio 1300T offers support for up to 108 MP sensors, 4K 60 fps video, multi-depth Smart Focus, and AI-Clear streaming. Other features include an ultra-low power voice on wakeup (VoW) function, multi-channel audio, and HyperEngine 3.0 for boosted gaming experiences.
Tablets powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 1300T are expected to be announced some time in Q3 2021.
Apart from the Kompanio 1300T, MediaTek also announced the T750 5G CPE chipset. As the name suggests, the T750 is targeted at consumer premise equipment (CPE) devices such as routers and access points. The T750 is fabbed on a 7 nm process and is built with fanless designs in mind. It integrates a quad-core ARM CPU clocked at 2 GHz per core and a 5G modem and supports on-chip hardware acceleration for routing, security, and DMA.
The T750 can also features a GPU for powering external displays up to 720p. MediaTek said that the T750 sampling has started in July 2021 with operators expected to launch devices some time in Q2 and Q3 2021.
Update 7/29: MediaTek has clarified to us that the Kompanio 1300T is designed specifically for tablets and not for Chromebooks. The article has been edited accordingly.
MediaTek Press Release