MediaTek is a fairly well known name in the lower end of the smartphone market, but they’re not limited to it, making some headway as makers of one of the first true Octa-Core processors last year. Today they’ve announced another step towards the premium market announcing their latest processor – the MediaTek MT6795.

The MediaTek MT6795 processor is a 64-bit, true Octa-core processor which includes LTE, it also includes native support for LPDDR3 RAM and 2K displays, which we’ve seen through releases such as the Oppo Find 7 and the LG G3, is the coming ‘thing’ in smartphone displays. Clocked at speeds up to 2.2GHz, the MT6795 is looking like a very nice option.

MediaTek intend to release the chip by the end of this year, but at this stage no manufacturers have announced that they will use the processor. As a chip manufacturer, MediaTek does tend to mainly focus on the Asian market, indeed they’re rumoured to be making the processor in the new Android One reference platform announced at Google I/O, which is aimed at developing markets, beginning in India.

MediaTek has had issues with the Open Source community previously, over releasing source code, so whether this potential partnership with Google has incited some changes in policy with the manufacturer we’ll just have to wait and see. Sounds like a decent processor, can’t wait to see what it can do.

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TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
TAIWAN, Hsinchu – July 15, 2014 – MediaTek today announced MT6795, the 64-bit True Octa-core™ LTE smartphone System on Chip (SoC) with the world’s first 2K display support. This is MediaTek’s flagship smartphone SoC designed to empower high-end device makers to leap into the Android™ 64-bit era.
The MT6795 is currently set to be the first 64-bit, LTE, True Octa-core SoC targeting the premium segment, with speed of up to 2.2GHz, to hit the market. The SoC features MediaTek’s CorePilot™
technology providing world-class multi-processor performance and thermal control, as well as dual-channel LPDDR3 clocked at 933MHz for top-end memory bandwidth in a smartphone.
The high-performance SoC also satisfies the multimedia requirements of even the most demanding users, featuring multimedia subsystems that support many technologies never before possible or seen in a smartphone, including support for 120Hz displays and the capability to create and playback 480 frames per second (fps) 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion videos.
With the launch of MT6795, MediaTek is accelerating the global transition to LTE and creating opportunities for device makers to gain first-mover advantage with top-of-the-line devices in the 64-bit Android device market. Coupled with 4G LTE support, MT6795 completes MediaTek’s 64-bit LTE SoC product portfolio: MT6795 for power users, MT6752 for mainstream users and MT6732 for entry level users. This extensive portfolio allows everyone to embrace the improved speed from 4G LTE and parallel computing capability from CorePilot and 64-bit processors.
Key features of MT6795:
64-bit True Octa-core LTE SoC with clock speed up to 2.2GHz
MediaTek CorePilot unlocks the full power of all eight cores
Dual-channel LPDDR3 memory clocked at 933MHz
2K on device display (2560×1600)
120Hz mobile display with Response Time Enhancement Technology and MediaTek ClearMotion™
480fps 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion video feature
Integrated, low-power hardware support for H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback, Ultra HD video playback support for H.264 & VP9, as well as for graphics-intensive games and apps
Support for Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150Mbps/50Mbps), as well as modems for 2G/3G networks
Support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth®/FM/GPS/Glonass/Beidou/ANT+
Multi-mode wireless charging supported by MediaTek’s companion multi-mode wireless power receiver IC
“MediaTek has once again demonstrated leading engineering capabilities by delivering breakthrough technology and time-to-market advantage that enable limitless opportunities for our partners and end users, while setting the bar even higher for our competition,” said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit. “With a complete and inclusive 64-bit LTE SoC product portfolio, we are firmly on track to lead the industry in delivering premium mobile user experiences for years to come.”
MT6795-powered devices will be commercially available by the end of 2014.

Source: MediaTek.
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    I haven’t used a device with a MediaTek chip in it, but recall alot of chatter bagging the performance of chips form MediaTek.
    But this is starting to sound a bit like a Hyundai story i.e. the general feeling was that Hyudnai was a poor cousin, but they improved and improved on design and feeatures over the years and ended up with cars that are quite compelling.
    Hope that this chipset can bring a good combined LTE chipset at their usual mid range pricing.