Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. has announced a smartphone chip at the ongoing India Mobile Congress in India. The chip MT6739 can be used in the Android-powered 4G phones.
The new chip by MediaTek features 64-bit quad-core processor, with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores with max CPU frequency clocked at up to 1.5 GHz. The company has also added IMG GE8100 GPU so that the device can handle graphics-intensive tasks. The GPU operates at up to 570 MHz and supports HD Plus (1440 x 720) resolution 18:9 display ratio. The MediaTek MT6739 supports dual 4G VoLTE SIM Standby at a time which is also known as 'Dual SIM Dual Standby' (DSDS).
The DSDS technology is not limited to two 4G SIMs at any given time as the processor also supports a 4G and a 3G SIM at any given time. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, FM and GPS. The MT6739 supports eMMC 5.1 memory chip for storage and LPDDR3 with a maximum of 3 GB DRAM clocked at 667 MHz on any mobile device.
The company claims that the chip is 'future-proof' as its equipped with new connectivity technologies such as eMBMS, HPUE and 600MHz LTE frequency band are supported by the chip. A company blog post says that the chip aims the users who want to make a jump from older or less powerful connections to 4G VoLTE connections. The multimedia capabilities of the chip allow it to support a maximum of 13 MP ISP along with FHD video capture at 30 FPS. The interesting thing to note here is that MT6739 also supports dual camera setups.
The company also mentions that it has made some improvements to noise reduction technologies, auto-focus speed and accuracy when it comes to the camera performance. The MediaTek MT6739 comes with better low-light AF capabilities and can encode and decode videos up-to 1080p at 30 FPS with H.264 and H.265/HEVC codec.
The India Mobile Congress started on 27 September and will end on 29 September. Its the first event held in the country and 8 to 10 countries are expected to take part in the event. The Indian Mobile Congress is organised by Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) with support from the Department of Telecommunications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.