Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek unveiled a new MT6739 chipset along with a biosensor module at an event in Delhi. The new chipset is a mid-range system on a chip (SoC) which is also the first of its kind to come with dual 4G support. It also provides face-detection capabilities and improved 4G LTE performance.
MT6739 features a Quad-core chipset with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3/1.5GHz along with support for 18:9 HD+ display, dual cameras with up to 13MP + 2MP configuration. Backed by LPDDR3 RAM which supports the maximum capacity of up to 3GB.
Along with the new chipset, MediaTek also unveiled a new biosensor module called Sensio MT6381 for mobile devices. Capable of measuring Heart rate, blood pressure, ECG, PPG, SPO2, and other vitals. The new biosensor chip will be used in wearables and smartphones. The first devices sporting the new Sensio chip will probably launch by mid-2018.
“Consumers expect smartphones to do more than ever before. That’s why we designed the smartphone chipsets with features to let you share, do and capture more and at the same time plug in less. Our latest offering in India allows OEMs and ODMs to create 4G-entry smartphones that deliver premium features that provide high-end value at affordable prices” said Dr. Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, International Corporate Sales, MediaTek.
MediaTek also introduced its Helio P23 chipset to India, which delivers performance and power efficiency, dual-camera photography, dual-SIM and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities. The company added that 91 engineers are undergoing training in India and 45 engineers will go to Taiwan for the second phase.
The company also announced a new Android certification program called GMS Express and GMS Express Plus that is aimed at helping device manufacturers launch Android-powered devices to the market faster and ensure that buyers enjoy a quality Android experience across devices.
The Taiwanese chipset manufacturer also claimed that it would bring 5G enabled smartphones by 2020. Further, it stated that telecom operator, Reliance Jio was working with MediaTek and Google to launch an Android Go (Oreo Edition) smartphone.