Chipmaker MediaTek announces new chipset for Android wearables

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    Taiwan based chip maker MediaTek has announced a new chipset which the company has specifically designed for Android wearables. The chip is called as MT2601 and comes with some very impressive engineering having 41.5% fewer components and is more power efficient as compared to “other chipsets in the market”.

    However, MediaTek has launched this chipset in competition against the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 chipset which is currently found in many Android Wear smartwatches out there in the market. What we can expect from MediaTek is that the chipset would have a lower cost, longer battery life and smaller size with better design.

    The MT2601 has a dual-core ARM Cortex A7 CPU with clock speeds of up to 1.2GHz along with a ARM Mali-400MP GPU for graphic control and can handle qHD display resolution of 960×540 pixels. The chipset is capable of communicating with many sensors and also has Bluetooth compatibility. We can surely hope for more affordable Android wearables with baked in MediaTek chipsets.

    source: Digitimes


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