MediaTek announces new octa-core SoC aimed at mid-range phones

While we anxiously awaited the arrival of the newest phones from Samsung, Huawei, HTC, and Alcatel One Touch, MediaTek let loose with an MWC announcement of another kind.

The chip company on Sunday announced the MT6753, a 64-bit octa-core SoC aimed at the mid-range smartphone segment. This chip is WorldMode modem capable and features integrated CDMA2000, so MediaTek promises it will work in “every market.”

With eight ARM Cortex-A53 processors along with Mali-T720 GPU graphics, the goal with the 5763 is to bring octa-core, and the high-end features it enables, to the mid-range segment. To that end, this chip supports displays up to 1920x1080p 60fps resolution as well as low-power 1080p 30fps video playback in H.265/H.264, and 1080p video capture at 30fps in H.264. There’s also an integrated 16MP camera image signal processor with support for picture in picture, video in video, and video face beautifier, support for dual-band WiFi (for Miracast), and Bluetooth 4.0.

The MT6753 is already sampling to customers and MediaTek says we can expect the first devices sometime in Q2.

[source]MediaTek (via PR Newswire)[/source]