MediaTek has unveiled a new chipset MT6739 on Indian Mobile Congress at New Delhi. It is an entry-level chip and successor of MT6735, highly used in the low segment Android device. The new SoC brings minor tweaks over the old one. It employs 4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked @1.5GHz, whereas, MT6735 works on 4 x Cortex A53 @1.3GHz; therefore slightly overclocked CPU.
It can handle up to 720 x 1440p display (18:9) over the conventional 720p (16:9) on its predecessor. Moreover, The GPU is used IMG PowerVR GE8100 on the new chipset with max. freq. up to 570 MHz. The first time you are going to see some dual camera smartphone about cost $100 as it comes with dual camera support (13MP + 0.3MP). The modem provided is same LTE Cat.4 as we have seen on 6735. Regarding the memory, it is capable of managing up to 3GB DDR3 RAM without any issue including EMMC 5.1 storage.
MediaTek MT6739 Specifications
|CPU||4x ARM Cortex-A53 up to 1.5GHz|
|GPU||IMG PowerVR GE8100 up to 570MHz|
|Memory||LPDDR3 (Up to 3GB, 667MHz)|
|Camera||8M+0.3M (VGA) dual camera|
|Video Decoding||1080p @ 30FPS, H.264/HEVC|
|Video Encoding||1080p @ 30FPS, H.264|
|Display||1440 x 720|
|Modem||4G LTE Cat. 4 DL / Cat. 5 UL (FDD/TDD), C2K SRLTE, L+G, L+W/L+L DSDS, eMBMS, HPUE, 600MHz band supported|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, FM, GPS+Glonass / GPS+Beidou|
Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, FM, GPS+Glonass / GPS+Beidou. Apart from that, MT-6739 powered devices can be seen by the end of 2017. All in all, it arrives as a slight upgrade over 6735 but can add significant difference, if the company has made appropriate optimisations.