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Android platform for entry, midlevel smartphones

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smartphone? Android platform? ARM Cortex-A9?

MediaTek Inc. has released its 3rd generation platform for entry to midlevel Android smartphones. The MT6575 platform boasts a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 3G/HSPA modem and runs the latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 release.

For midrange smartphones, the MT6575 platform supports 720p HD video playback and recording with an 8MP camera and qHD (960x540) high-resolution displays via a PowerVRT SGX Series5 GPU from Imagination Technologies. In industry-standard benchmark testing, the MT6575 offered more than 35 percent improvement for browser applications and more than 20 percent improvement in graphics capabilities for gaming when compared to competitors' best offerings in these segments, stated the company.

The MT6575 platform provides built-in support for advanced features such as integrated capabilities to drive 3D displays and proprietary algorithms for mobile display picture processing. It also supports entry-level smartphones with smaller display sizes, lower resolution, less memory and reduced multimedia requirements.

According to the company, the MT6575 boasts the world's lowest power consumption and most comprehensive integration of hot swap dual-SIM capability compatible with the Android platform. With the MT6575 dual-SIM solution, consumers will no longer have to worry about dropped calls while active data transfer is happening on either SIM card, and will experience automatic resumption of data exchange once calls on the other SIM card have ended. In addition, with the hot swap feature enabled, the SIM card can be inserted without switching off the mobile.

Created using 40nm CMOS technology, MT6575 is currently being incorporated into the latest smartphone offerings by many of MediaTek's customers and the first smartphone models based on this platform will hit the market in 1Q12.

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