MediaTek, the well known chip manufacturer, famous for the low cost powerful SoCs, has launched another SoC, codenamed the MT8125 specifically aimed at tablets. The tablet market as we know is currently dominated by the smaller ones, that are of the mid range segment, driving volume for the overall market, according to IDC. At this crucial time, MediaTek seems to want to take advantage, by releasing its own solution for tablets after the success of its MT6589 Quad Core chips in various phones in the low-mid range. The Quad Core Cortex A7 processor will support frequencies upto 1.5 GHz and will be powered by the PowerVR Series5XT graphics.
The MT8125 chipset has in-built support for 3G HSPA+, 2G and WiFi, which are all compatible with existing board configurations in use by several manufacturers. Supporting upto 1920×1200 displays, the MT8215 SoC will be capable of 1080p video playback and recording with a 13 MP camera support, including an integrated ISP for the same.
The chip is implemented in the Lenovo IdeaPad S6000, with which we went hands on with, at a pre-MWC event in Barcelona. Based out of China, Lenovo seems to have a tie up with MediaTek for its tablet range. Overall, an interesting addition to the range of tablet chipsets. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.