Mediatek won’t be slowing down this year and plan to launch the 20nm MT6796 64bit later in the year.
Mediatek announced the the MT6795 back in Q4 of 2014, and so far we haven’t seen a phone launch with the 64bit Snapdragon 810 killer. Phones are expected though and we should see the first devices hit stores around MWC time. So will that be it from the Taiwanese chip maker? Well no, as another processor named the MT6796 will be unveiled in Q4 of 2015.
The new processor was leaked in a roadmap for Mediatek’s 2015 launch earlier today, and reveals the octacore MT6796 will be made on a 20nm 64bit architecture. 20nm will allow for better performance, lower energy requirements and cooler operating temperatures.
Although the MT6796 will be officially announced in Q4, don’t expect phones with the chip to go on sale until around this time next year.