System on a chip infrastructures are all the rage with smartphone and tablet platforms. Employing them results in lower power consumption without sacrificing performance. MediaTek, one of the smaller players in the SoC area, is set to launch new quad-core SoC products by the first quarter of 2013.
DigiTimes reports that MediaTek plans to launch the MT6588 chip, which features a quad-core Cortex A7 processor running at 1.5 GHz or 1.7 GHz. The chip will support WCDMA and TD-SCDMA (used by China Mobile) network technologies.
The chip will also feature support for up to 1280×800 pixel displays, 1080p video playback and up to 13 megapixel cameras. The MT6588 [...]