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MediaTek Rolls 64-bit LTE Smartphone SoC

16 July 2014

MediaTek Tuesday (July 15) announced a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) smartphone system on chip (SoC) designed to help cellphone makers leap into the 64-bit Android era.

The Hsinchu, Taiwan-based company said the MT6795 will be the first 64-bit LTE Octa-core SoC with a speed of up to 2.2 GHz and the first to support 2K display support.

The chip features dual channel LPDDR3 memory clocked at 933 MHz, MediaTek’s CorePilot to unlock up to eight cores, 480fps 1080p Full HD super-slow motion video, support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth/FM/GPS/Glonass/Beidou/ANT+, 120 Hz mobile display with response time technology, multi-mode wireless charging, integrated, low-power hardware support for H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record and playback and support for Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE.

Jeffrey Ju, general manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit, said in a statement that the introduction of the MT6795 will “enable limitless opportunities for our partners and end users, while setting the bar even higher for our competition.” He added that the 64-bit LTE SoC product will allow Mediatek to “lead the industry in delivering premium mobile user experiences for years to come.”

MediaTek said the new SoC will accelerate the global transition to LTE by offering a number of devices at each price point including power, mainstream and entry level consumers.

The MT6795 devices are scheduled to be available toward the end of 2014.

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