MediaTek to unveil new 64-bit LTE mobile chipsets at MWC 2014

MediaTek chipsetWhile much of the attention at Mobile World Congress will be focused on new smartphones, it appears that the event will also see a number of chipset announcements. MediaTek will be among them with two new 64-bit LTE mobile chipsets, the quad-core MT6732 and the octa-core MT6752. Both will use ARM’s Cortex-A53 cores.

The octa-core MediaTek MT6752 is intended for the higher-end devices while the the MediaTek MT6732 will be geared at devices in the entry and mid-range markets. The latter will compete against the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset.

Both chipsets offer support for a range of network types including WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, FDD-TDD and LTE-FDD. Both also support 32-bit and 64-bit instruction sets, making them versatile enough to be used with both 32- and 64-bit operating systems.

The MT6732 should be available by the third quarter with the MT6752 to follow in the fourth quarter. If so, it may be late 2014 or early 2015 before we see devices using these chipsets.

MediaTek, already well known in Asia with a strong presence in entry-level and mid-range devices, is pushing to expand the availability of its chipsets to other parts of the world and to the higher portion of the market. It also offers the octa-core MT6595 which uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and the octa-core MT6592, a “true octa-core SoC.”

Sources : Digitimes // // PhoneArena