With 4G LTE ready to go mainstream in China, Chinese phone makers need a low-cost 4G LTE solution and Mediatek have one with the MTK6290.
Many Chinese phone fans are interesting to see what 8-core Mediatek powered phones will be offered over the coming month, but we might also want to keep an eye on the new MTK6290 SoC from the Taiwanese chip maker also.
The MTK6290 is Mediatek’s first chipset to support 4G LTE and is ready to go in to production as we speak. The processor is makes on a 28nm architecture and will support TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, GSM and Edge networks.
It is likely that many Chinese phone makers will offer current phones in an updated guise featuring the LTE chip as well as 8-core updates before we begin to see all new devices based on the new chipsets.