MediaTek unveils MT6739 budget chipset with dual 4G VoLTE support aimed at Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 30 Jan 2018
MediaTek unveils MT6739 budget chipset with dual 4G VoLTE support aimed at Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones
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The MediaTek MT6739 is a quad-core chipset with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3/1.5GHz. The company also launched a new biosensor module called Sensio and announced that it will power 5G phones by 2020.

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Taiwanese chipset manufacturer MediaTek has announced a new budget chipset that is aimed at Android Oero (Go Edition) powered smartphones. Mediatek made the announcement of the new SoC in India. Called the MediaTek MT6739, the new processor is a Quad-core chipset with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3/1.5GHz. It is also the first chipset to offer dual 4G VoLTE support. Other capabilities of the MT6739 include, support for HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, dual cameras with up to 13MP + 2MP configuration and Face Unlock. MediaTek also showcased a sample of the specifications that Android Oreo (Go Edition) powered smartphones offer. This includes up to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, HD+ displays, 13MP and 8MP cameras.

Besides the new chipset, MediaTek also unveiled a new biosensor module called Sensio MT6381 for mobile devices. The Sensio is 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 is said to launch by mid 2018 The company expects the biosensor chip to be available in mid to premium range smartphones, but hopes that it trickles down to lower priced devices as well.

MediaTek also revealed that it is working with Indian OEMs like like Lava and Micromax to design smartphones in India. 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 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 a Android Go (Oreo Edition) smartphone.

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