MediaTek has announced the launch of the new MT6576 platform for Android smartphones. According to the company, it is ideal for entry and mid-range Android smartphones. MT6575 comes with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and supports the latest Android version “Ice-Cream Sandwich”.
“We expect significant growth in entry and mid-level smartphones, with wholesale prices under US$190, over the coming years. The MediaTek MT6575 platform is ideally suited to cater to a wide range of smartphone devices that target this growing segment in multiple markets around the world.”
– Neil Mawston, Executive Director, Global Wireless Practice, at Strategy Analytics.
MT6575 also supports 720p playback, 8MP camera, qHD displays, and 3D displays, thanks to the PowerVR SGX Series 5 GPU. It has world’s lowest power consumption as well as hot swap dual-SIM capability, making it perfect for budget dual-SIM Android devices for developing markets.
The first smartphones powered by MediaTek MT6575 will be out in the market in Q1, 2012.
Further Reading: First Look by IDG News Service.