It looks like mid-range mobile chipset maker MediaTek is looking to enter into the 4G chipset business in India. In fact, that would be the most helpful move towards the growth of the Indian smartphone manufacturers like Micromax that mostly use the SoCs from the same brand.
In fact, MediaTek has introduced its MT6595 true octa-core 4G LTE System on Chip (SoC) in India. According to the latest report, devices using this chipset will arrive in the market by the end of this year. According to MediaTek, the MT6595 employs ARM's big.LITTLE architecture with MediaTek's CorePilot technology to deliver a Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) platform to unlock the full power of all eight cores of the processor.
According to the company, "MediaTek is focused on delivering a full range of 4G LTE platforms, and the MT6595 is the first of many to arrive in India. Our 4G LTE solutions support all modes including TDD LTE, which is important for India because infrastructure providers in the country are currently focusing on the TDD LTE network."
Although, the MT6595 was announced back in February, now it is said that the company is looking for parthership with the Indian OEMs to launch the 4G smartphone with the same chipset in India.
Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager- Corporate Sales International, MediaTek, said, "4G LTE smartphones will take time to go mainstream in India as 3G smartphones will continue to dominate. However, 4G LTE smartphones will start gaining momentum from next year."
The company mentioned that the MT6595 chip clocked a score of 47,233 on synthetic benchmarks test AnTuTu.
Moreover, MediaTek has also recently announced a new R&D facility in Bengaluru and invested $200 million in the Indian market.
Regardin that Moynihan said, "We will continue to expand our R&D facilities in India. The new Bengaluru facility together with MediaTek's Noida facilities will boost our R&D capability in the country."
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