Sunday, December 16, 2012

MediaTek officially announces MT6589

Just a few days ago, MediaTek has officially announced the launch of the new MT6589 platform for Android smartphones. According to the company, MT6589 will be the world's first commercialized quad-core SoC (System on a Chip), available for mid to high-end Android smartphones and tablets worldwide. It integrates MediaTek's advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem, a power-efficient quad-core Cortex™-A7 CPU subsystem from ARM, PowerVR™ SGX Series 5XT GPU from Imagination Technologies, and is delivered in 28nm process technology.

To keep up with the increasing multi-SIM demand around the world, it will support Dual SIM Dual Active functionality. This is for sure the most interesting news about MediaTek MT6589.

The new MT6589 quad-core solution supports 1080p 30fps/30fps low-power video playback and recording, a 13MP camera with integrated ISP, up to FHD (1920x1080) LCD displays, and enhanced picture processing for DTV-grade image quality.

It will also support Miracast™ technology for multi-screen content sharing and pre-integrate MediaTek's leading 4-in-1 connectivity combo MT6628, which supports 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT4.0, GPS and FM.

MediaTek MT6589 is currently being incorporated into smart devices by MediaTek's leading global customers, and the first models based on this new chipset are expected to ship commercially in the first quarter of 2013. Stay tuned because this upcoming SoC is very promising!