MediaTek has announced a monster of a SoC in the form of the MT6795 chipset. MediaTek says that the flagship MT6795 is the “first 64-bit, LTE, True Octa-core” chip and the first to offer 2K (2560×1600) display support.
This new chip has been designed to compete head-on with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset. It certainly offers some compelling features such as extreme slow-motion video, supporting 480fps FHD video recording (playback at 1/16 speed) and 120Hz displays (in partnership with Japan Display Inc) for a super smooth scrolling experience.
The chip will feature clock speeds up to 2.2GHz and dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 933MHz. MediaTek MT6795-powered devices will be commercially available by the end of 2014.
Recent rumours have pointed to a number of MediaTek-powered Sony Xperia devices to launch in 2015. There is a chance that one of these chips could be included. Other chipsets in the MediaTek portfolio include the more mainstream MT6752 and entry-level MT6732 chips.