A leaked roadmap from Taiwanese SoC maker Mediatek, has outlined plans to launch 3 64bit processors, to cover phones of all prices.
What we can expect to see from Mediatek in the coming months is something rather interesting. First up we will have the official launch of the octacore MT6595 chipset. This will be the first Mediatek processor to natively support 4G LTE, the first with bit.LITTLe architecture and one that could really cause a few issues for Qualcomm.
If we look a little further down the line though we can see that Mediatek’s plans don’t stop there and they have in fact got 3 x 64 Bit up their sleeves.
Starting at the end of Q3 this year, Mediatek will launch the quad-core MT6732 SoC and octacore MT6572. Both of these chips will be 64Bit and will cover devices ranging from affordable to mid-range LTE phones. Basic specs are also revelled and show the quad-core MT6732 to have a clock speed of 1.5Ghz, and capable of handling 13 mega-pixel cameras and LTE. The octacore MT6752 will be for mid-range devices with a higher 1.7Ghz speed and 16 megapixel support.
If these two 64Bit chips look too tame for you then the big daddy MT6795 will launch towards the end of Q4. This beast will run at 2.0Ghz, will handle 20 mega-pixel cameras, WQVGA (2560 x 1600) displays and LTE.
Each of the chips will have been designed so that they can be run on phones based on the MT6582, or MT6595. So a phone running on the MT6582 now will likely see an MT6732 or MT6572 update in the near future.
Apparently performance of the 64 Bit, octacore MT6795 will be higher than the Snapdragon 810! This we cannot wait to see!