Not long after MediaTek introduced its first octa-core SOC with integrated 4G LTE, the company has announced a new chip—the MediaTek MT6732—to aim what it calls the “super-mid market” or the consumers who’ve set their eyes on premium features at middling prices.
The MediaTek MT6732 is the company’s first chip to employ the next-gen 64-bit mobile computing system (a feature first made popular by Apple on its iPhone 5S). Its quad-core processor is clocked at 1.5GHz and based on the ARM Cortex-A53. Handling the graphics is the new Mali-T760 GPU with Open GL ES 3.0 support. Such components in MediaTek MT6732 allow it to support 1080p video playback at 30 frames per second without being heavy on power consumption.
Qualcomm also has an upcoming 64-bit offering in the form of the Snapdragon 410.
Other components include an integrated 13-megapixel camera image signal processor (with picture-in-picture, video-in-video, and video face beautifier), 4G LTE modem (with 150 Mb/s downlink), antenna for older 2G/3G networks, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. For 4G LTE in an 8-core chip, MediaTek offers the MT6595.
The new MediaTek MT6732 will be available for mobile device makers in the latter half of 2014, which means devices powered by the chip may arrive before the year ends.