MediaTek’s MT8163 And MT8735 To Be Incorporated In To Future Tablets

Apr 18, 2015

MediaTek was a common name when middle and entry level smartphones were purchased. However, when the company had announced its Helio lineup of SoCs, it was clear that it was going to take the fight to Samsung’s and Qualcomm’s high-end chipsets. Now, the company is also focusing on assimilating its MT8163 and MT8735 SoCs in to future tablets. While smartphones are the more popular product to purchase these days, the company wants to branch out to all product categories, including wearables and the ever popular term, the ‘Internet of Things’.

MediaTek’s MT8163 Will Be Fitted Into Affordable Tablets While MT8735 Will Be Present In High Performing Ones

Earlier, it was reported that MT8163 was going to possess AMD’s mobile GPU, but now, confirmation has been received thanks to Gizmochina. The processor inside the SoC will be a 64 bit capable Cortex-A53 that will feature four cores. No doubt the company is sticking to the low cost, lower power CPUs since it will lower the overall price tag of the slate and allow for fluid video playback on the 1080p resolution. Lollipop 5.1 is the most likely platform that is going to run on these future tablets, along with a Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS module.


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Moving up the ladder, we have the company’s MT8735 chipset, which delivers far more kick than the lesser performing SoC, along with a higher feature table. MT8735 is going to be equipped with the same quad-core Cortex-A53, but since it will be performing better than MT8163, we should assume that the processor is going to possess a higher clock frequency. Additionally, an LTE model will be present in MT8735 and will be provide 4G connectivity functionality.

One commendable feature present that is present in both chipsets is that they provide Wi-Fi connectivity on the 5 GHz frequency. Due to the existence of this feature, you will not be required to invest heavily in an expensive slate in order to enjoy dual-band connectivity (you will still need a router that functions on both frequencies). While the images have not specified which 802.11 wireless adapter is going to be present in both chipsets, we expect them to satisfy the speeds of 802.11 n, since 802.11 ac is going will be far too expensive to place in entry and mid-ranged tablets.

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The aforementioned chipsets are going to be released officially by the end of April. Pricing details have not been stated, but we are confident that they will not go out of anyone’s budget.

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