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Following up on the announcement of the MT6595 (which will implement ARM's Cortex A17 announced earlier this month), MediaTek has announced the upcoming MT6732 SOC, targeted at what MediaTek is calling a new "super-mid market," aimed at providing a combination of cost efficiency and performance. The SOC consists of a 64-bit, quad-core, 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A53 cluster and a "next-generation" Mali T760 GPU. MediaTek boasts that the arrangement supports low-power 1080p playback with the fledgling H.265 codec, Category 4 LTE, and plenty more. Here's the full breakdown (from MediaTek):

Next-Generation 64-bit Mobile Computing System

  • Quad-core, 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53 processor system, delivering the performance boost and 64-bit CPUs that will become mainstream in mobile devices
  • Next-generation Mali-T760 GPU with support for the Open GL ES 3.0 and Open CL 1.2 APIs and premium graphics for gaming and UI effects

Advanced Multimedia Features

  • Supports low-power, 1080p, 30fps video playback supporting the emerging video codec standard H.265 and legacy H.264 and 1080p, 30fps H.264 video recording
  • Integrated 13MP camera image signal processor with support for unique features like PIP (Picture-in-Picture), VIV (Video in Video) and Video Face Beautifier
  • MediaTek ClearMotion™ technology eliminates motion jitter and ensures smooth video playback at 60fps on mobile devices
  • MediaTek MiraVision™ technology for DTV-grade picture quality

Integrated Multi-mode 4G LTE Modem

  • Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink)
  • 3GPP Rel. 8, DC-HSPA+ (42 Mb/s downlink, 11 Mb/s uplink), TD-SCDMA and EDGE are supported for legacy 2G/3G networks

Integrated Connectivity Solutions

  • Supports dual-band Wi-Fi to effortlessly connect to a wide array of wireless routers and enable new applications like video sharing over Miracast
  • Bluetooth 4.0, supporting low-power connection to fitness gadgets, wearables and other accessories such as Bluetooth headsets

Like the MT6595, you shouldn't expect to see this SOC pop up in devices any time soon. Devices with either SOC aren't expected to begin showing up until late 2014, with commercial availability of the MT6732 hitting in Q3. For the full press release, hit the link below.

Source: MediaTek

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  • HappyCoder

    Meanwhile, existing MediaTek devices are stuck on Android 4.2 because MediaTek doesn't want to update.

    • Chris

      Yeah... I've avoided MediaTek devices for this reason solely.

    • MarkG54321

      They are budget devices, budget specs, budget price tags, budget support.

      If you don't understand that, then you are a pleb.

      • awaaas

        Then, release the source-code. Let the community take over.

        The majority of mediatek-based devices didn't have the source-code released, including the new lines of MT6592 (Octa-Core) devices.

      • Guest123

        Not really, many Chinese made devices with Mediatek SoC have great specs (full HD), other than the Mediatek SoC — they are capable chips, but if not supported. . . pointless.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. This is what gets to me about MediaTek.

      Well, THAT, and the lack of the source code so people can't make custom ROMs with MediaTek SoCs onboard. Oh well.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    Go home MediaTek, you're drunk!

    [though I'm still kinda sorta excited]

  • http://about.me/jovanphilip Van

    While it's great seeing more chipset manufacturers drop some great hardware, I have to say I will never own a MediaTek powered device. There are numerous XDA forums filled with frustrated device owners who can't legitimately update their devices because of MT's odd policies.

  • andy_o

    I prefer to call it the shitty-high market.

  • Jadephyre

    So what? It's not like they'll become GPL compliant all of a sudden. Honestly I don't even want to see these SoC's outside of China, let them keep their proprietary, closed off crap. Same goes for Hacksung by the way, they can shove their Exynos platform where it hurts.

  • My name is….

    What's all the hate about Mediatek?

    I would love some source code but I am more pleased that I have a good device in my hands that cost me only 150$.

    • Bluewall

      The question is not here. When you release a phone with Android, no matter which OEM release it, you HAVE to share the kernel source code.
      People often forget that it's not just "that would be cool if they do" but more "They HAVE to"

      • My name is….

        I know that of course.

        But, lets be honest. Chionese manufacturers are small players. There must be 20 of them that make MTK phones.

        Im not even sure that they are allowed to install Google Services or Google is just letting them because they are small fishes!!!

  • fabriflash

    Just wait for those manufacturers to use better quality materials, and they'll take over the market