MediaTek’s MT6795 is a true Octa-core chip with LTE and 2K display support


MediaTek might not be as popular a chip vendor as Qualcomm but the company has played a major role in many Chinese and Indian OEMs releasing sub-100$ Android phones.

Today, the company announced its next-generation high-end chipset — the MT6795 — featuring a 64-bit true Octa-core processor with 2K display and LTE support. This means that the CPU can theoretically run all of its eight cores at the same time if the situation demands. 

The CPU is capable of running at speeds of up to 2.2GHz and will also include support for dual-channel LPDDR3 memory clocked at 933MHz. Other features include support for LTE networks with a download speed of up to 150Mbps, multi-mode wireless charging, 2K display support and more.

The key features of the chipset are as follows:

  • 64-bit True Octa-core LTE SoC with clock speed up to 2.2GHz
  • MediaTek CorePilot unlocks the full power of all eight cores
  • Dual-channel LPDDR3 memory clocked at 933MHz
  • 2K on device display (2560×1600)
  • 120Hz mobile display with Response Time Enhancement Technology and MediaTek ClearMotion™
  • 480fps 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion video feature
  • Integrated, low-power hardware support for H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback, Ultra HD video playback support for H.264 & VP9, as well as for graphics-intensive games and apps
  • Support for Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150Mbps/50Mbps), as well as modems for 2G/3G networks
  • Support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth®/FM/GPS/Glonass/Beidou/ANT+
  • Multi-mode wireless charging supported by MediaTek’s companion multi-mode wireless power receiver IC

MediaTek expects its latest chip to show up in Android devices by the end of this year, which means it will be going head to head against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 powered devices.