Mediatek has been one of the few chip makers that has been able to take on Qualcomm in the mobile chipset market and enjoys a respectable market share in the mid-range segment. For 2015, the company seems to have some big plans to continue its strong growth. According to a leaked roadmap posted on Weibo, Mediatek will be launching its first 20nm SoC later this year.
The flagship chipset from Mediatek for this year is expected to be the MT67XX chipset that will be an octa-core part based on 64-bit architecture and will offer LTE Cat.6 network support. Whether or not the MT67XX chipset will be able to take on the best from Qualcomm remains to be seen, but we believe the chipset will most likely be used by Chinese Android OEMs in affordable flagship smartphones.
The MT67XX top of the line chip isn’t the only new chip that we will see from Mediatek this year. The chip maker will also launch the MT6753, MT6735, MT6735M, MT6580 and MT6570 chipsets by the end of the first half of this year.
The MT6753 chipset is an octa-core part clocked at 1.5GHz and is based on the 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 architecture. The chipset will be manufactured on a 28nm process and include 4G LTE connectivity with 6 mode CDMA network support.
The MT6735 chipset is also based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture but will be a quad-core part clocked at 1.5GHz. The chipset will be manufactured on a 28nm LP process and support LTE networks, just like all the other upcoming Mediatek chipsets.
The MT6735M is also based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture but comes with a lower clock speed of 1.0GHz. The chipset will also support camera resolutions up to 8MP only and not 13MP like the MT6735. The chipset will be built on the same 28nm LP process as the MT6735.
Mediatek will also be launching two chipsets targeted at entry-level smartphones – MT6580 and MT6570. Both these chipsets will be based on the Cortex-A7 architecture and will be clocked at 1.3GHz. The only difference is the number of cores. While the MT6580 is a quad-core part, the MT6570 will be a dual-core part.