At Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona, Taiwanese chip manufacturer, MediaTek, announced a new SoC processor. After the octa-core MT6595 SoC for high-end device in early February, this time MediaTek released a powerful SoC.
At the biggest mobile devices show, MediaTek announced 64-bit MT6732 which has four Cortex-A53 cores and Mali T760 GPU. Each of Cortex-A52 has clock speed of 1.5GHz, while the Mali T760 supports Open GL ES 3.0 as well as Open Cl 1.2 APIs for high-class gaming.
Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit said that after the launch of the world’s first 4G LTE octa-core SoC – MT6595 – in early of this month, they quickly offer LTE to various performance points to meet smartphone demand around the world. MT6732 presents perfect performance and some comprehensive features.
MediaTek MT6732 is integrated with LTE Cat 4 modem that can be connected to FDD and TDD networks, and also provides download speed of up to 150 Mbps and upload speed of up to 50 Mbps. The modem also supports HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE. Miracast technology, dual-band WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 are also supported.
In addition to MT6732, MediaTek also has another new chip called MT6630. It’s the world’s first 5-in-1 combo wireless SoC, supporting dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, Miracast, FM radio, GPS, and GLONASS.
MediaTek also announced fast charging technology called Pump Express. This technology shorten battery charging by up to half of time required by standard USB. It allows mobile devices to determine the initial voltage required to recharge battery based on current charge. The voltage then
MediaTek MT6732 64-bit chipset will be available in Q3 2014, while first device with MediaTek MT6630 will be available starting from the second half of this year. For Pump Express, it will be available in the first half of 2014, with price ranges from $79 to $399.