MediaTek launches 64-bit, octa-core smartphone chip

2014-Jul-15 | Tags: armsmartphone

Start64!As expected, Chinese chip maker MediaTek has unveiled its first 8-core, 64-bit processor for smartphones. But that’s not all. The company has also revealed that it’s new chips can support super slow motion video recording and high resolution displays with fast screen refresh rates.

The MediaTek MT6795 processor is the company’s most powerful chip to date. It has 8 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores that can handle speeds up to 2.2 GHz, supports dual-channel 933 MHz memory, and screen resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

The MT6795 chip works with 4G LTE networks and also supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bleutooth, GPS, FM Radio, and 2G and 3G wireless networks.

Other features include support for recording 1080p video at up to 480 frames per second for super slow-motion video playback, and support for displays with screen refresh rates of 120 Hz, thanks to a partnership with Japan Display. Most smartphone screens on the market currently top out at 60 Hz.

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