MediaTek launches three afforfable LTE-enabled chipsets
MediaTek just added three new low-cost processors to its range of mobile SoC’s led by the more high-end Helio P10 and Helio X20 chips. The new units, MT6738, MT6750 and MT6750T, all come with LTE support and have been designed with ultra-cheap smartphones in mind.
The cheapest of MediaTek’s new trio is the MT6738, sporting four A53 cores clocked up to 1.5 GHz, as well as an ARM Mali T860-MP1 graphics processor, running at 700 MHz. The chip will be able to use up to 4 GB of RAM and support up to 13 MP camera sensors. The maximum resolution supported by the MT6738 is 1280 x 720 pixels. As mentioned before, it comes with LTE Cat. 6 capability as well, just like the other two chips.
The MT6750 is an octa-core SoC consisting of four A53 cores running at 1 GHz and four additional A53 cores, also A53 clocked at 1.5 GHz for more power intensive tasks. The chip features a Mali T860-MP2 GPU and supports up to 16 MP cameras. The maximum resolution is the same as with the MT6738 model.
The most advanced of the trio is the MT6750T which is basically the same as the MT6750 but with maximum supported screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The rest of the specs remain the same, although the GPU might be clocked higher in order to deliver enough computing power for FullHD graphics.
The new chips are scheduled to enter mass production after the Chinese New Year, which is February 8th this year. They should start making their way to cheap LTE-enabled smartphones this summer.
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