The MT6732 is MediaTek’s first 64-bit SoC as it looks to challenge heavyweights like Qualcomm and Nvidia in the mid-tier segment.
MediaTek is the latest manufacturer to launch a 64-bit SoC.
After launching the octa-core MT6595 earlier this month, MediaTek has announced its first 64-bit SoC, the MT6732. The MT6732 comes with ARM’s v8 Cortex-A53 processor in addition to a Mali T670 GPU. The MT6732 features four Cortex A53 cores that are clocked to 1.5 GHz, while Mali’s next-generation T670 comes with Open GL ES 3.0 and Open CL 1.2 APIs that support high-end gaming.
In addition, the SoC features an LTE Category 4 modem that can connect to both FDD and TDD LTE networks, and allows for 150 Mbit/sec downloads and 50 Mbit/sec upload. In addition, the modem also includes HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and EDGE connectivity. Dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity along with Miracast screen mirroring technology and Bluetooth 4.0 are also present.
The SoC also features a host of new multimedia features like low-power 1080p video playback at 30fps and the inclusion of the new H.265 codec. The integrated 13MP camera image signal processor features PIP (Picture-in-Picture), VIV (Video in Video) modes and Video Face Beautifier. MediaTek is also bringing its ClearMotion technology for minimizing jitter when viewing content at 60fps, and MiraVision, which ensures great picture quality.
MediaTek also announced the MT6630, the world’s first five-in one combo wireless SoC. It features Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS and an FM transceiver.
The manufacturer also showcased a new charging technology called Pump Express that effectively cuts down charging time by half. After determining initial voltage required by the battery, this technology increases voltage to 5V to maximize charging current while ensuring that the battery doesn’t overheat at the same time. While the idea seems sound, MediaTek might face difficulties in its execution.
The first hardware running MT6732 will be debuting sometime in the third quarter of 2014. With the last two SoC, MediaTek has clearly signified its intentions of challenging Qualcomm not just in the entry-level market, but also in the mid-tier segment.