Mediatek announces 64-bit octa-core MT6753 with global frequency support

by Joel 0

Mediatek-MT6753Meditatek is the second largest smartphone chip maker in the world and over the past few years, the chip maker has managed to build a strong reputation in the budget and the mid-range market.

Last year, we heard that the company will announce a new octa-core chipset in the market, the successor to the MT6752 64-bit chip. Today, Mediatek has officially unveiled the processor.

The MT6753 processor is a 64-bit chip with eight cores based on ARM’s Cortex A53 architecture and clocked at 1.5GHz, which is slightly lower than the MT6752’s 1.5GHz. As a result, the SoC will be powerful enough to take on anything that’s thrown at it. MT6753 will also support Open GL ES 3.0 and Open CL 1.2 APIs of Mali-T720 graphics processor which will give excellent gaming and graphics performance.

The chip will support full HD 1920 x 1080p display at 60fps and will be able to support H.264 1080p video playback at 30fps and the latest H.265 1080p playback at 30fps with low power consumption. Further, for camera it can support up to 16MP sensor, with features such as Picture in Picture (PIP).

While these features are pretty impressive, the highlight of the Mediatek MT6753 processor is its full network connectivity support, making it a true global chipset. The processor will support TD-LTE, FDD-LTE cat. 4 networks with up to 150Mbps down and uplink. It will also support DC HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and Edge networks along with CDMA2000 1x / EVDO Rev. A radio frequencies. The company claims that its extended radio support will make it easier to access data in roaming. Other important supported functions include Miracast, Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard.

Mediatek has said that smartphones equipped with the new MT6753 chipset will release by the end of Q2 2015.