Mobile Geeks are on the ground with MediaTek in Shenzhen to check out the launch of their new 64-bit true Octa-Core processor. The new MT6795 SoC features LTE support and is the first of its kind to pack native 2K (2560 x 1600) display support.
MediaTek is looking to gain ground in the high end premium device segment and the MT6795 for ‘Power Users’ completes their LTE line up which now includes the MT6752 for mainstream users and the MT6732 for entry level devices. Targeting every level of performance allows MediaTek to take on Qualcomm who currently dominate the LTE segment with their low, mid and high end portfolio. Support for Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150Mbps/50Mbps) are offered.
In terms of Octa-Core, you should already be familiar with MediaTek’s CorePilot Technology that allows for true multiprocessor performance. The essence of CorePilot is the ability to match processing tasks with the most suitable cores, getting the most out of ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture which, in the case of MediaTek octa-core processors, marries four low power Cortex A7 cores with four heavy duty Cortex A17 cores. Processor intensive tasks will be dealt with by the Cortex A17 cores, while less demanding demanding tasks are processed by the Cortex A7 parts. This big.LITTLE architecture provides fantastic low power states which are great for battery life, while also having the raw performance grunt when needed.
Today we are seeing for the first time a Smartphone offer 480fps (frame per second) Super-Slow Motion at 1080p, and for those Slo-Mo enthusiasts out there like my self, that means creation as well as playback. MediaTek allows for 480fps playback at 1/16 speed and is also available in MT6595 and MT6795 processors which are both aimed at Multi-Media performance. In terms of hardware, they are getting started with the Sony IMX220, 20.7MP sensor.
Super-Slow Motion is significant as if you look at devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, they offer 120fps but the raw file exported does not support this, the 120fps are created on the device for playback that looking amazing, until you try to work with it off of their hardware. Video playback support includes H.265 Ultra HD (4K/2K) video record and playback.
In terms of performance the MT6795 will offer speeds up to 2.2Ghz as well as dual channel LPDDR3 clocked at 933MHz for top end memory bandwidth in a Smartphone. Display support inlcudes 2K and 120Hz mobile display with Response Time Enhancement and MediaTek Clear Motion.
If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to check out devices featuring the MT6795, they will be available by the end of 2014.